Led by the Royal Opera House
, these two hands-on twilight sessions will equip Key Stage 1 teachers with the skills and confidence to empower their pupils to create dance pieces of their own, and inspire cross-curricular learning.
Session 1 will provide a clear language and structure for creating movement, introducing ‘Building Blocks' of dance - i.e. actions, body, space, dynamics, relationships.
Session 2 will explore The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a stimulus for literacy and creative writing exercises, as well as other areas of the curriculum.
Activities are designed to develop children’s creativity, resilience, communication skills and many more transferable skills. They will be interspersed with moments of discussion, lesson planning and an online tour of the learning platform.
If schools decide to implement their learning from the sessions into their spring term planning, they may be offered follow up support from Royal Opera House in the spring term.
This CPD is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank
, delivered in partnership with Islington Council Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams.