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This text reasserts the place of the arts in the primary school curriculum at reception and Key Stages 1 and 2. Acknowledging the time constraints of a crowded curriculum, the author stresses a common developmental approach to the different forms of creative and aesthetic expression. The arts are presented as the vital fourth "R", integrated modes of learning alongside reading, writing and arithmetic, where children can absorb and express ideas, feelings and attitudes. Guidance is given on the development of a personal, autonomous teaching style and on evaluating and monitoring children's progression in skill acquisition, creative production and critical response.
Anne Bloomfield, Reader in Primary Arts Education, Nottingham Trent University, with John Childs who provides practical music workshops and music performances at all levels.