Emma has worked with classes across the school, focusing mainly on dance where we really valued her support. She planned interesting and engaging activities linked to class topics, including a lovely unit of work on historical dances from the 1940s which Year Six enjoyed alongside their World War Two topic. Planning was thorough and clearly communicated to the class teachers, with opportunities for input throughout. Emma quickly established positive relationships with the children, particularly in encouraging pupils who were reluctant to have a go at something new. We are looking forward to working with Emma next term on a wider range of PE now that she has got our school dancing!
Linda Hull, Headteacher, Kidmore End CE (VA) Primary School
“Emma gets to know the abilities of the children really quickly and teaches accordingly”“Emma’s lessons show clear progression, from one week to the next”“The children always look forward to Emma’s lessons and even the most reluctant/shy children are very quick to engage and forget their inhibitions”
Michelle Lawes Year 1 Teacher
“I really like the music and the wriggly moves.”
Bobby Year 2 pupil
Just to say that all of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, myself very much included!In particular the session where children were in girl/boy partners allowed them to be pushed out of their comfort zone ever so slightly and still achieve a wonderful end result.Not only this but in the session that involved using movements from different Olympic sports, those children that were previously disengaged with the dance sessions were able to come to the forefront and really feel comfortable in joining in – without even knowing they were dancing!
Isobel Curley South Moreton, Year 3 Teacher
“We like to do the dances at play-time.”
Ellie & Nicole (Year 3 pupils)
“We have been very lucky to have Emma teach us dance over the last 6 weeks. Her lessons are well-planned, suitably differentiated and most importantly really good fun. Emma takes great care in meeting the desired brief and she is punctual and professional at all times. The children have enjoyed learning dance with Emma and I too have picked up a few new moves.”
Mel Hawkins, Teacher and P.E Coordinator
“Mrs Seymour worked closely with teachers, developing and extending their knowledge and confidence in the teaching of dance. The teaching staff all stated that they had made progress in the teaching of dance. Mrs Seymour was very professional and thorough in her planning and communication with teachers. The children responded well to the sessions. I would recommend Mrs Seymour as a dance teacher.”
Susan Gopall, Headteacher, South Moreton Primary