Moving words

Moving Words brings together strands from National Curriculum dance, music and literacy and is aimed specifically at year 5 and 6 students.

Moving words. Photos Brian slater.

I loved making the Jaberwocky because I like working in groups and it was fun being up and about rather than in lessons!

Moving Words participant

Comprising of three 2-hour workshops led by a dance artist and musician over three consecutive weeks, each workshop will be based on a poem agreed between the school and Northern Ballet. The sessions each include a warm up class and creative tasks exploring elements from the poems such as rhythm, imagery or performance. The aim of each session will be to develop dance skills through the study of poems.

The resource pack for teachers consists of lesson plans for all the poems, worksheets, suggestions for working with music and ideas for continuing the workshop material into the classroom along with information on how this relates to the National Curriculum.