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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS Students will: • Gain confidence, independence, resilience and teamwork skills • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in line with the PE Curriculum • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns There are many cross curricular links, which will be discussed in the CPD: • Literacy (creative writing, character writing and storytelling, using The Nutcracker Story) • Maths (symmetry, patterns, angles) • Science (ballet technique – momentum and balance) • History – linking to The Victorians • Music (The Nutcracker features in the BBC Ten Pieces) • PSHE/Philosophy (critical evaluation of each other’s work) Attendance at the CPD. Teachers are encouraged to take the learning back into the classroom, using the scheme of work and films provided. Teacher Commitment & Training The training will also help teachers to find their own links to the wider curriculum and use dance as a useful tool for creative learning. Teachers are required to engage pro-actively with the ROH practitioners by submitting their dance for midpoint reflection and be prepared to implement the strategies back in their classroom. ROH will also require teachers to feedback on the performance relay pilot. What happens at the end? Teachers submit their finished dance and the class will watch the Nutcracker in-school. We encourage teachers to find opportunities to perform their finished dance to a live audience, in assembly or as part of a Christmas show, so the children feel the benefit of performing to an audience and the teachings from The Royal Ballet dancers during the weekly lessons become embedded in practice. Teachers are encouraged to continue delivering dance in the classroom and engaging with ballet as an art form. We also encourage teachers to share their new skills with colleagues and to take part in the project the following year, to deepen their learning and experience. 80

PRIMARY-SPECIFIC OFFERS We will provide a resource pack to support the session, which includes: Other Resources/Support • Online weekly films for the class to watch, presented by a CBBC presenter and featuring The Royal Ballet dancers • A 10-week scheme of work • Supporting videos exploring ballet, the Royal Opera House and choreography on the ROH YouTube channel • Bespoke Arts Award Discover and Explore booklets • Feedback and troubleshooting ideas from ROH practitioners FREE for Trailblazer schools this year, as we are piloting new content in Thurrock schools. Costs Please note, one class per school may be entered for the competition. However, we would encourage as many classes as possible to take part in the ten-week scheme of work. Teachers may wish to organise an internal competition to select which dance to put forward for the Creative Challenge. 81