Practical Creativity at Key Stages 1 & 2: 40 Inspiring Lessons in Drama, Dance, Art and Literacy (Paperback) book cover

Practical Creativity at Key Stages 1 & 2

40 Inspiring Lessons in Drama, Dance, Art and Literacy

By Jane Bower

© 2006 – Routledge

112 pages

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Paperback: 9780415342858
pub: 2005-07-07$40.95

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About the Book

Teachers looking for practical ways to incorporate drama and dance into their primary curriculum will be inspired by this activity-based book, divided into ten themed areas including colour, materials, history, poems, and the rainforest.

Each theme's educational value is discussed and fully supported by:

  • the relevant National Curriculum links
  • materials and equipment needed
  • how to run the activity
  • tips and troubleshooting.

Readers are encouraged to see drama as a method of learning rather than a curriculum subject, and to use it as a tool to teach other subjects such as history and maths, as children are often able to express feelings and confront issues through drama or dance which they may not do otherwise.

Including a range of photocopiable material for direct use in the classroom, this book dispels the mystery surrounding drama and dance teaching for the non-specialist and offers additional ideas for teachers already confident in these areas. It will be a valuable resource which can be referred to time and time again for fresh inspiration and ideas.

Table of Contents


1 Painting

2 Materials

3 History

4 Journeys

5 Rainforest

6 Seasons

7 Machines

8 Creation

9 Feelings

10 Stories

About the Author

Jane Bower is an independent arts advisory teacher, who delivers IN-SET courses and training sessions across the UK. She also lectures in primary education at Homerton College Cambridge.

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