Creative Steps Update June 2020

We hope our FREE resources were useful to schools during lockdown.

Moving forward, as schools are starting to re-open and pupils return, the resources are now only available as part of our Creative Steps yearly package.

Sign up now and get the rest of this academic year and the whole of next year included in the price.

A fantastic way to use your PE funding to up-skill staff for the new academic year.

What's Included:

Immediate access to: –

  • NEW – 6 weeks (a half term’s worth) of guided video lessons for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 linked to the curriculum.
  • NEW – Short videos that can be used in school or as inspiration for staff to deliver creative dance lessons.
  • NEW – A document of ideas about how to teach creative dance lessons in a safe and socially distanced way.
  • Access to the 20 music tracks.

Included in the price is 1.5hrs whole staff training which can be done virtually or face to face in a safe and socially distanced way.

Once staff training is complete access you will have access to the entire platform to help you teach creative dance at EYFS, KS1 and KS2 including: – 

  • Curriculum based schemes of work and lesson plans from Reception to Year 6

  • Progression document with assessment guidance

  • Visual resources and teacher support

  • Action, Space, Dynamics and Relationships Spinners

  • EYFS & KS1 Props bag

Bespoke packages

Additional training and support can be added to the package to suit the school and can include any of the following: – 

  • Whole staff INSET training
  • Half day/Full day of shared teaching 

Contact us for more information and a quote

£375 - Junior or Infant School

Including 1.5 hours onsite or virtual whole school practical training.

£695 - Whole School

Including 1.5 hours onsite or virtual whole school practical training.

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What is Creative Steps?

A Primary Dance resource for EYFS, KS1 & KS2.

It is a toolkit designed to enable Primary staff to deliver a progressive, creative and high quality dance curriculum throughout the school. Staff training covers the building blocks of dance, how to use a variety of stimuli to inspire choreography, and top tips and tools to confidently deliver creative to dance to support the wider curriculum.

Everything you need is in one place – lesson plans, additional resources to support learning and specially composed music is all on a digital learning platform which can be accessed at any time and in any place.

Why Creative Dance?

There are many benefits of creative dance that extend beyond the physical aspects. It enables the development of team work, cognitive, personal, social and emotional skills as well as exploring the curriculum in a creative, expressive and physical way.

Creative dance is effective at building confidence, independence and problem solving through empowering children’s creative choices.

Ofsted framework May 2019

Creative Steps resource supports:

‘Intent Implementation and Impact’ areas of the new Ofsted framework by providing effective support for those teaching outside their main areas of expertise with schemes of work that give cross curricular opportunities to all learners, enabling them to develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well.

Personal development’ section of the Ofsted framework. The creative dance tasks allow learners to combine body and mind to explore the curriculum beyond the academic, technical or vocational, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents. Opportunities to create work as a whole class, in pairs, small groups and as individuals helps to support learners to develop their character – including their resilience, confidence and independence and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy. Observing the variety of creative response outcomes from one dance task will encourage pupils to be respectful towards each other, and to celebrate and appreciate the similarities and differences.

Testimonial

Mr J Cole – Year 6 Leader – Oakwood Avenue Primary School, Warrington

Year 1 Example Scheme of Work

Take a look at an example of what you’ll get once you sign up!