Category Archives: Primary

RSNO 360 Live: Inventions and Innovators – concerts, workshops and resources

Innovative composers and ingenious inventions:
join us as we uncover the hidden secrets of Scotland’s
National Orchestra. From Beethoven’s influential
5th Symphony to Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, let
your class experience a live symphony orchestra with
music they’ll recognise and love.
With interactive elements throughout, the RSNO
primary schools concerts aim to enrich children’s
understanding of music and are the perfect
introduction to the orchestra for young pupils.

With every booking each school will also receive:
FREE In-school workshop delivered by an
RSNO musician
FREE Teacher training session
FREE Teacher’s resource pack

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2018
rsno.org.uk/360-live

RSNO 360 Live 2018-19 (RELAXED PERF)

RSNO 360 Live 2018-19

Messy Maths: An outdoor, playful approach

Children in Scotland CLPL

Messy Maths: An outdoor, playful approach
Friday, 14 September 2018 – Edinburgh  

When children have opportunities to play with loose parts, their creativity, imagination and ability to problem-solve becomes evident. It provides the ideal context for exploring and developing mathematical concepts.

In this practical course (half of which will take place outdoors), you will explore the rationale behind using outdoor play as a key approach to building the foundations of maths, along with a host of practical ways of making this happen

How much does it cost?

Costs start at £79 for Children in Scotland members and £99 for non-members.


How can I find out more and book my place?

By phoning us on 0131 313 8828
By emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk

Everything teachers need to know about grammar … and how to teach it creatively

Children In Scotland CLPL

Everything teachers need to know about grammar … and how to teach it creatively
Friday, 7 September 2018 – Edinburgh           

Knowledge of grammar is essential when teaching children how to write, yet it is an area that many teachers lack confidence in.

This seminar, led by literacy expert Sue Palmer, will cover the ‘what, why and how’ of teaching grammar to children aged 7 to 14. You’ll leave with improved grammatical knowledge required by teachers to help children raise standards in writing, as well as a wide variety of creative activities for developing children’s knowledge and enjoyment of language. You’ll also explore how grammar can be integrated into the teaching of language and literacy across the curriculum.

How much does it cost?

Costs start at £79 for Children in Scotland members and £99 for non-members.

How can I find out more and book my place?

By phoning us on 0131 313 8828
By emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk
 

Out To Play – primary teacher CLPL in creative outdoor learning

Following on from our popular sessions in the 2017-2018 school year, we are pleased to announce the return of Eco Drama’s Out to Play teacher CPD sessions equipping primary school teachers with the confidence and skills to deliver outdoor learning safely and creatively.

When: Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Where: Primary School in Glasgow – TBC

Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm

During the session, you will learn how to integrate outdoor learning into the Curriculum for Excellence, how to reimagine school grounds into a place of adventurous learning, and how to utilise creative learning methods such as drama, storytelling, and song to engage learners with the natural environment. We will also explore techniques for managing behaviour and safety when learning outdoors. A complimentary copy of Eco Drama’s Out to Play Resource Pack is included within the cost of this session.

“I hadn’t realised the power of imagination within outdoor learning. Really informative session, lots of ideas to start with. Thank you.” Irene Boyle, Corpus Christi Primary

“Outdoor learning is an area that I need to develop and this CPD has given me the confidence and skills to take my class out.” Marelle Sturrock, Sandwood Primary

A place on the CPD costs £45 per teacher. For more information or to book, contact Julie at schools@ecodrama.co.uk .

www.ecodrama.co.uk

Connecting Generations Competition – Interfaith Week 2018

To celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week 2018 which is taking place from 11th – 18th November, Interfaith Scotland is looking for budding artists to take part in our ‘Connecting Generations’ competition.

There is a top prize of £50 and winning entries will have their work displayed at the launch of Scottish Interfaith Week taking place at the Town House, Aberdeen on 12th November 2018. Entries are open to individuals and groups of all ages. You do not need to be part of a faith group to enter this competition. The deadline for entries is Monday 22nd October.
See the PDFs below for entry details.

Creative Competition Flyer

Connecting Generations Competition Entry Form

Connecting Generations Art Competition Advice Sheet

New Quality Assured Creative Partner – Jupiter Artland

Meet the latest quality assured Creative Partner to join the directory of quality assured creative partners available on the Creativity Portal – offering a ground breaking learning programme, and free visits for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and community groups.

http://creativityportal.org.uk/partners

A Day at the Museum RSNO Concerts for nursery and primary 1 pupils

Join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as we take a walk through our favourite museum. Discover new sound worlds as we tiptoe with dinosaurs, marvel at the breath-taking solar system and celebrate new inventions; all alongside the musicians of the RSNO.

RSNO Nursery Concerts 2018_Booking Form

http://www.rsno.org.uk/engage/nursery/

DATES Glasgow Tuesday 27 March, 10.00, 11.15 & 13.30

Edinburgh Wednesday 28 March, 11.00 & 13.30

DURATION Approximately 45 minutes

VENUE Glasgow The Mitchell Theatre, 6 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7DR

Edinburgh Music Hall, The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

PROGRAMME To include: Beethoven, Dvořak and Mendelssohn

COST Pupils: £4.00 per pupil Staff: FREE

The RSNO is committed to ensuring that every school has the opportunity to attend schools concert.

Financial assistance is available to a select group of schools. Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure availability.

For any queries please contact the RSNO Engage team

 

Wales’ Lead Creative Schools Scheme

The Lead Creative Schools Scheme is part of the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales joint funded programme Creative learning through the arts – an action plan for Wales 2015-2020.

The programme, which is expected to form part of the 2020 new school curriculum, is designed to:

  •  Increase and improve arts experiences and opportunities in schools
  •  Improve attainment through creativity
  •  Support teachers and arts practitioners in developing their skills

Creative agents and practitioners are working with schools across Wales, using music, art, spoken word and other creative formats to help improve literacy, numeracy and other curriculum subjects, as well as help improve life skills and general confidence and well-being amongst young people.

Below is an overview of where the scheme is so far:

Wales is leading the way with a ground-breaking creative learning scheme, which puts art and creativity at the heart of education and is transforming teaching methods across the curriculum.

So far, more than 40,000 pupils from 548 schools in Wales have benefited from the innovative Lead Creative Schools Scheme, part of the Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales joint funded £20 million programme Creative learning through the arts – an action plan for Wales 2015-2020.

The programme, which is expected to form part of the 2020 new school curriculum, is designed to use creative techniques to improve attainment, develop the skills of teachers and reduce the impact of deprivation in Wales’ primary, secondary and special schools.

 

To celebrate, 32 of the participating schools have been selected to take part in Tate Exchange at Tate Modern in London from 24 29 April, 2018. Tate Exchange is an ambitious ‘open experiment’ which allows organisations and members of the public to participate in Tate’s creative process, running events and projects on site and using art as a way of addressing wider issues in the world around us. The international foundation Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE), a Tate Exchange Associate, will be working in partnership on the delivery of the activity throughout the week.

The event will bring to life the positive impact this scheme has had on schools, teachers, pupils and the artists involved. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the ‘Five Creative Habits of Mind’ – the bespoke teaching pedagogy that underpins this bold and ambitious programme.

Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, said:

Reducing the attainment gap between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is at the heart of our national mission to raise standards and is also one of the driving principles behind this programme.

 Theres no better showcase for the programmes excellent work than the Tate Modern. This is testament to how well schools, teachers and learners have embraced these learning methods and I want to congratulate everyone involved.

 We are already starting to see the results of our investment, which is changing how we view the arts and creativity in relation to the school curriculum while also improving academic achievement, broadening experience and developing crucial life skills.

The Lead Creative Schools Scheme has involved matching schools with creative professionals who use teaching and learning techniques that are specifically designed to be practical and relevant to real-life curriculum demands, and provide new ways for young people to engage with subjects, developing increased motivation for learning.

 

Phil George, Chair, Arts Council of Wales, said:

This bespoke creative learning scheme isn’t just about improving access to the arts in schools, but harnessing the arts and using creative techniques to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the whole curriculum, particularly in literacy and numeracy.

 Within just three years we have already started to see that by nurturing and developing the creativity of pupils, theyre taking steps to achieve their academic potential and grow as well-rounded individuals, closing the gap between the best and least well performing pupils.

 “We’re delighted that the Lead Creative Schools Scheme has been selected as a Tate Exchange Associate to showcase some of the great creative work taking place here in Wales as part of Tate Exchange at Tate Modern in London.”

 

As well as the Lead Creative Schools Scheme, pupils in Wales can benefit from a number of other initiatives, also funded by the Creative learning through the arts programme. The All-Wales Arts and Education Offer, which includes Experiencing the arts fund and Regional arts and education networks, is designed to build on and enhance existing arts activity in Wales’ schools and to support arts organisations to broker and strengthen their relationships with education by making the arts more accessible.

 

For more information visit www.arts.wales. To find out more about Tate Exchange please visit tate.org.uk/tateexchange. For press information about Tate please email pressoffice@tate.org.uk or call 0207 887 8730. For high-resolution images visit tate.org.uk/press.

Project Mbuzeni, a creative learning project for P7 to S3 – deadline 9th February

Applications are still open for Project Mbuzeni, a creative learning project for P7 to S3 connected to the production for the same age group, Mbuzeni, at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2018.

All details can be found on our website. Deadline for applications is 9 Feb.

Each participating class will have a one-day workshop to explore the themes of the production using the Mbuzeni script.  The class will work with a professional playwright and a drama facilitator to use drama games and creative writing to deepen their understanding of the production characters and the world they inhabit.  They will also learn about evaluating and reviewing a piece of theatre through a facilitated post-show workshop.

At the end of the project, Imaginate will publish a selection of the pupil’s creative writing and reviews on this website.

This project is open to P7 – S3 classes who have booked tickets to attend the production of Mbuzeni. If you haven’t yet booked tickets, contact our Schools Coordinator, Amanda Grimm, on 0131 225 8050 or by email at schools@imaginate.org.uk to discuss availability.

For full details download the application form or email Fiona Ferguson, Creative Development Director if you wish to discuss further.

Friday 9 February 2018

How to apply

Download the Project Mbuzeni application form and return to Lorna.MacDonald@edinburgh.gov.uk by Friday 9 February

Download Project Mbuzeni Application Form

Project Mbuzeni, a creative learning project for P7 to S3

 

Applications are now open for Project Mbuzeni, a creative learning project for P7 to S3 connected to the production for the same age group, Mbuzeni, at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2018.

All details can be found on our website. Deadline for applications is 9 Feb.

Each participating class will have a one-day workshop to explore the themes of the production using the Mbuzeni script.  The class will work with a professional playwright and a drama facilitator to use drama games and creative writing to deepen their understanding of the production characters and the world they inhabit.  They will also learn about evaluating and reviewing a piece of theatre through a facilitated post-show workshop.

At the end of the project, Imaginate will publish a selection of the pupil’s creative writing and reviews on this website.

This project is open to P7 – S3 classes who have booked tickets to attend the production of Mbuzeni. If you haven’t yet booked tickets, contact our Schools Coordinator, Amanda Grimm, on 0131 225 8050 or by email at schools@imaginate.org.uk to discuss availability.

For full details download the application form or email Fiona Ferguson, Creative Development Director if you wish to discuss further.

Friday 9 February 2018

How to apply

Download the Project Mbuzeni application form and return to Lorna.MacDonald@edinburgh.gov.uk by Friday 9 February

Download Project Mbuzeni Application Form