EYFS Inspirational Dance and Movement

Discover the importance of physical activity in the early years and find out how to embed learning for young children (aged 2-5 years) in fun, physically active play.

CPD for Teachers

One of our expert trainers will deliver this training for you. All In-School training is tailor-made to your school's specific needs. trainer profile

The session will show how dance and movement can make strong links with all Prime and Specific Areas of the EYFS.

The aims of the training are:

  • To understand the importance of physical activity in the early years
  • To develop confidence to extend the physical activity opportunities within the setting
  • To create an inspiring environment where children can engage and learn
  • To understand that creative planning can elicit excellent responses
  • To engage children by using a range of stimuli
  • To provide attendees with confidence in the areas of dance, movement, singing and music

EYFS Dance and Movement

Full Course Content

Understanding Dance and Movement Pedagogy

  • Assessment and awareness of needs
  • Practical warm-up ideas and cardio exercise

External Influences in Movement

  • Using stories as a foundation for movement
  • Developing role-play
  • Understanding choreography

Focus on EYFS Framework

  • Linking movement with Prime and Specific Areas
  • Developing balance, co-ordination and gross motor skills

Resource Ideas in Dance and Movement

  • World Dance and Cultural Movement
  • Creating dance patterns

Singing and Music Making

  • Understanding rhythm
  • Creating a calm environment