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October 9, 2019
by Jocelyn Coventry
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Dance: Choreographic Techniques

TDT: CHOREOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES – DISCUSSION  Select 2 or 3 videos of dance performance which you would use with pupils to help develop their understanding of choreographic techniques. Include a plan or written discussion on how you would use these videos with the class and how you would support their development. Videos:  Waacking routine: Commercial routine: […] Continue reading

October 9, 2019
by Jocelyn Coventry
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Drama: Improvisation Lesson Plan

TDT: PRESENTING: Performance Skills Create a breakdown of ‘performance skills’ (this can be presented as a list, mindmap, however you choose). Choose one aspect/skill and create a lesson plan(s) to support your pupils with this aspect of performance. Reflect on the wider benefits of this skill. How might this support pupils in their wider lives? […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Music and Storytelling

Choose a well-known children’s story and dramatise this, using musical motifs, sound effect, character songs and instrumental music to accompany the drama/narrative. This can take the form of a stage production or a radio version of the story. We choose the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and dramatise this into a radio version. To […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Learning from Packaging

Collect and photograph a range of packaging such as boxes, packets and tins from your kitchen or shopping. Flatten out some of the boxes when they are empty. Make notes on the different designs, colours and letters used by the designer and reflect upon these choices and the messages they give out. Compare two different examples […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Exploring Characters

Choose a well-known story. Create ‘role on the walls’ to demonstrate how the main characters feel (inner) and how they are perceived by others (outer). Create a still image carousel to retell the story using just 3 or 4 key scenes. During each still image, use thought tracking to externalise what each character is thinking […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Tell a Dance Story

Choose a well-known nursery rhyme. Devise a simple choreography to tell the story without using any words. The Teapot Song I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Bend knees and have arms above head to create an ‘o’ shape. Here is my handle, here is my spout. Put left hand on hip and have right arm diagonally […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Create an Advert

In this task, you are asked to create an advert (for television or radio). The focus of this should be the musical persuasion.  My group decided to create an advert for ‘coca cola’, purely sound based for the use on radio. The advert starts with a take on the ‘jaws’ theme tune which was recorded […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Dance Drama

Choose an environmental issue and tell its story through dance. We chose deforestation as our environmental issue. Using the song ‘Grow’ by Frances, our aim was to send a powerful message about deforestation using a slow, gentle dance. We found it particularly challenging to portray ourselves as trees through dance as we did feel a […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Create a Silent Movie

In this task, you should select your soundtracks (examples will be offered during the workshop), use these as a stimulus for your drama, creating a story based on the different soundtracks. You should then act out your silent movie ensuring that the drama reflects the music selected. In our music workshop, we were given the […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Gallery Visit

Physically visit an art gallery, exhibition or museum. Select a piece of work and develop a project for the primary classroom based on your study, research and understanding of the piece and its context.  Your portfolio must contain evidence of your attendance (e.g. ticket stub) and direct study of the piece e.g. your own notes […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Alternate Endings

Choose a well-known story. Consider the ‘big themes’ of the story and explore possible alternate endings. Decide on the most powerful new ending and film your new story.  I choose the award-winning story ‘Lost & Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. In this book, a lost penguin shows up at a little boys door, the boy found […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Writing in Role

Choose an everyday object from around you (e.g. a chair, a pen, the tv…). Use the drama convention Visualisation to explore what it would be like to be that object. If it could hear, what would it hear? If it could see, what would it see? If it could feel, what would it feel? Write […] Continue reading

November 10, 2017
by Ailsa Mackie
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Using Photography in Teaching

Digital photography can be a useful tool and activity in the primary classroom. Almost everyone uses it, often without any formal teaching. Produce an illustrated guidance poster, video or hand-out for primary teachers and or pupils in the use of this medium. Consider aspects such as image quality, subject matter, composition, inclusion, accessibility, potential health and […] Continue reading

October 12, 2017
by Emma Kilpatrick
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The Enormous Turnip

  MUSIC AND STORYTELLING (3 hours) Choose a well-known children’s story and dramatise this, using musical motifs, sound effect, character songs and instrumental music to accompany the drama/narrative.  This can take the form of a stage production or a radio version of the story. Continue reading

September 30, 2017
by Emma Kilpatrick
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Music beyond sounds

CROSS CURRICULAR LEARNING IN MUSIC (3 hours) Consider how you can make links between music and other curricular areas.  Choose as many subject areas as you wish, and for each, create activities that draw upon musical knowledge to enhance the learning.  Music and Art – Create a picture to go alongside the piece they have […] Continue reading

September 28, 2017
by Emma Kilpatrick
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Say Cheese!

Using Photography in teaching (4 hours)(Art) Digital photography can be a useful tool and activity in the primary classroom.  Almost everyone uses it, often without any formal teaching.  Produce an illustrated guidance poster, video or hand-out for primary teachers and or pupils in the use of this medium.  Consider aspects such as image quality, subject […] Continue reading

September 25, 2017
by Emma Kilpatrick
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The Blue Lights of Pizza Express

Task 2: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING (1 hr) Go to http://www.scottishdance.net/ceilidh/dances.html. Choose a dance and teach it to someone. Being a passionate Scottish Country Dancer, the task to learn and teach a Scottish Country Dance as part of the Expressive Arts elective thrilled me immensely! I have been dancing as a hobby from the age of […] Continue reading

October 6, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald
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Appreciate and Evaluate a Dance Piece or Show (Dance 3H)

Tchaikovsky’s story of The Nutcracker was the dance piece that I decided to evaluate as it is one that I personally enjoy.However, it would be very difficult to evaluate the whole performance, so the excerpt which I have chosen is from  8:28 to 23:22. My Evaluation Choreography Staging Lighting Sound Costume   Continue reading

October 5, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald
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Learning from Packaging (Art 4H)

This task requires me to compare and contrast different food packaging and decide which one is my personal favourite and why. As well as this,  I have to decide on the message they give out and to whom the message would be for. Lastly, from this I will look at how this can be used in […] Continue reading

September 28, 2016
by Samantha MacDonald
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Tell a Dance Story (Dance 1-2H)

This task requires me to choose a nursery rhyme for which I will then devise a simple choreography to tell the story without using any words. On first thought I felt that this task would be simple however, when looking into nursery rhymes in detail, in order to see the story, the task turned out […] Continue reading

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