Primary Schools

Doodle Dance believes in creativity being at the heart of the curriculum. Whether it’s sparking children’s creative curiosity with our 'Curriculum Ignition Workshops' or supporting key stage 1 in their Mark Making journey we enable children to learn through movement and their imagination whilst expressing their own ideas. ‘Get Set Go!’ will maintain and embed cross curriculum learning whilst ‘Dancing in the Rain’ will educate and support them in mental wellbeing. All of our work provides PE whilst delivering literacy and cross curriculum. Through our creative workshops, programmes, training and resources Doodle Dance enables children to ‘Make their mark’ throughout their primary education…

Discovery Session

Curriculum Ignition 

Spark children’s creative curiosity towards a terms topic!

The creative dance workshop aims to ignite their learning at the beginning or celebrate learning at the end of term. Or if children are in need of some midterm motivation then workshops can be used to encourage and maintain focus.

30-1hr workshops can be designed on any topic and bookings are based on a minimum of 2 workshops in one morning or afternoon session.

Workshops cost £50-100 dependent on timings, location and number of bookings. Discount will be given to ‘priority schools’. For more information on priority school status contact doodledancejo@gmail.com

MAD: Make a Difference Workshops!

Doodle Dance has been feeling slightly MAD about some of the issues in our world and decided to turn this feeling into ACTION!

We believe in using Dance and the Arts to make the world a better place which is why we are linking up with some amazing partners to deliver to Primary Schools, and venues working with children and families, fun and informative workshops that explore, educate and enable everyone to make a difference!

This year we have linked up with The Final Straw Foundation to develop our Plastic Reduction Workshop and are in the process of developing further MAD workshops to look at ways of supporting our Bees and Trees and developing Kindness through our Helping Hands Workshops. 

Click here for more info on our Plastic Reduction Workshops 

Discovery Series

On Your Marks! Reception Year

Build skill and confidence in mark making and expressive languages through a 10 week discovery series of creative dance, movement and play. Discovery, playfulness and exploration will lead children through activities that will engage and ignite their desire to ‘Make their Mark!’.

The sessions are designed on the anatomical and developmental journey of mark making and the supportive structure includes repeated activities and new provocations which support in developing gross and fine motor ability including directional movement, strength, grip whilst working individually and in groups.

The Dance Artist will bring in props, sensory resources, word bank focus and theme to engage and enthuse children in finding their own expressive language whilst experiencing movement that support their developmental journey as well as their well being, social and emotional development.

The delivering artist encourages a dialogue between the accompanying teacher allowing sessions to support CPD in learning more on the journey of mark making, and movement development as well as continuation of activity back in the classroom. Further CPD can be designed as an additional cost. Whole school inset can also be created to support movement needs further up the school.

The 10 sessions can be offered as pre designed or alternatively it can be designed around individual school topics. Bookings can be taken for a shorter length of project however schools booking the 10 weeks will be given priority. 1 class 10 week project starts at £500 inclusive of planning, liaison, resources including paper. Priority is given to schools booking a minimum of 2 ‘programmes’ in one morning or afternoon slot.

Discount will be given to ‘priority schools’. For more information on priority school status contact doodledancejo@gmail.com

Get set go….  Available for year 1,2,3

These sessions are designed to maintain and further develop the skills and abilities developed in the ‘On your Marks!’ programme or within year R wider learning.

Designed on the individual classes topic the programme will support maintaining the fine motor and gross motor development needed for mark making, writing and physical ability in children as they move through the school.

It will continue to use props, sensory resources and word banks but will focus more toward topic knowledge and work more as a cross curriculum approach to learning.

The approach of Get set go will support children’s broad well being through creative curiosity, group learning and recognising each child as UNIQUE!

The 10 week discovery series is designed around individual school topics. Bookings can be taken for a shorter length of project however schools booking the 10 weeks will be given priority. 1 class 10 week project starts at £500 inclusive of planning, liaison, resources including paper. Priority is given to schools booking a minimum of 2 ‘programmes’ in one morning or afternoon slot.

Discount will be given to ‘priority schools’. For more information on priority school status contact doodledancejo@gmail.com

‘Dancing in the Rain’

“The child stood under the cloud and sighed….if they were going to have this cloud here everyday not knowing what it would rain, then they would need to learn how to dance in the rain!”

In response to the pandemic the 10 week project has been designed after a period of research into emotional intelligence, anxiety reduction and mindset. With support from Well Within Reach, Doodle Dance has created a series of workshops that support children in their emotional well being whilst enabling creative dance movement and art that can be used as part of the PE curriculum.

Children will develop emotional vocabulary and expression, understanding of the impact of negative emotions on the brain and the body, and explore a number of ways of recognising, releasing and supporting their own and others emotional journey.

The discovery sessions allow for techniques of grounding, mindful movement, creative dance, writing, drawing and doodling and individual and group work all working with ownership and the UNIQUE child being at the centre.

Artists liaise with teachers to support safeguarding and lessons are designed to be fully inclusive.

1 class 10 week project starts at £500 inclusive of planning, liaison, monitoring, resources including paper. Priority is given to schools booking a minimum of 2 ‘programmes’ (On Your Marks, Get Set Go, Dancing in the rain) in one morning or afternoon slot.

Discount will be given to ‘priority schools’. For more information on priority school status contact doodledancejo@gmail.com

 

Resources

Making a Move

Making a Move is an easy to use collection of 30 dance lessons for primary aged children to continue to develop their dance skills and well-being. Each idea still enables the children to work creatively and collaboratively whilst maintaining distance. The resource is downloadable and printable for immediate use.

 

 

Why not get in touch and see how we can help?

Whether you are a parent/carer, teacher, Nursery Manager or dance artist we would love to hear from you. We are always interested to discuss bespoke delivery, CPD, blog contributions, arts/children well being campaign support or project collaborations and commissions. Together lets support more children to ‘Make Their Mark!’

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