At Fairfield school we encourage a creative curriculum. Creativity provides the opportunity for self-expression, developing the use of imagination. It develops the ability to discriminate and differentiate between different things e.g. shape, line, patterns, sequences, space and can help develop choice-making. This can also help develop early counting and mark-making/writing skills and provides an opportunity for fine and gross-motor development. This also helps to support pupils’ mental health as it can be a grounding and regulating activity. We have regular whole-school arts events including drop-down days and a programme of enrichment activities on a weekly basis in classes.