Teachers looking for practical ways to incorporate art, drama, dance and creative writing into their primary curriculum will be inspired by this activity-based book, divided into ten themed areas such as colour, materials, history, poems, and the rainforest.
For each theme there are four clearly explained hands-on sessions, in art, drama, dance and writing, designed for ages 4-11.
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.
This book dispels the mystery surrounding art, drama, dance and creative writing teaching for the non-specialist and offers additional ideas for teachers already confident in these areas. It is a valuable resource which can be referred to time and time again for fresh inspiration and ideas. It includes a range of photocopiable material for direct use in the classroom, illustrated by the author and her father.
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Jane Bower is a classroom practitioner and arts advisory teacher to primary schools throughout the UK, and a tutor in KS1 and 2 arts education at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Education.