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. 22 Line drawings, black and white