Independence is a key skill we try to develop in Year One. Allowing the children some freedom to make their own choices enables them to grow into confident, resilient and motivated learners. This week, we introduced the self-service paint pumps in the creative area. The children loved exploring and experimenting with colour mixing and mark making using a range of brushes to create their art work. All of the fabulous art work on our gallery wall is completing child-initiated and independent.