Male rounded wide and thin shapes with their bodies
Draw rounded and spiky shapes in the air
Move in different directions and high and low
Travel rhythmically on feet hopping and skipping
Develop specific spiky shapes with their bodies and take the time to practise them
Move and freeze with control and co-ordination
Link movements suitable to the idea
Observe and talk about each other’s dances.
Recognise and use a range of travelling, turning and jumping movements in relation to the dance idea
Work in pairs in a simple follow my leader relationship
Choose and link appropriate actions
Recognise and respond to the changes in music
Select movement from those they practise to create their dance and understand the structure of their dance.
Perform simple rhythmic patterns and perform them in different formations
Talk about how they felt after dancing
Be able to talk about the dances and why they liked them using a range of words.
Turn jump and travel in different ways and use gesture shapes and stillness
Copy remember and repeat simple dance phrases
Select movements from those they practise to create a dance and understand the structure of the dance
Work alone with guidance from the teacher to create movement ideas in response to the story
Observe each other and themselves dancing.
Travel smoothly by rolling and sliding
Change and vary actions understand and demonstrate the contrasting dynamic elements of heavy and light.
Work in pairs using simple relationships and compositional ideas
Observe each other and themselves.
Use a variety of basic travelling actions to create a dance perform the basic actions with increasing control
Work co-operatively in small groups in different relationships
Take the time to try different ideas and rehearse it to develop quality.
Perform the basic actions with increasing control
Choose appropriate dance actions and phrases to convey the meaning of the story
Work co-operatively with a partner and later with others in a group to create a dance
Watch each other’s dances and suggest ways in which they can be improved
Rehearse their dance to perform it with quality and style.
Remember and repeat simple actions to make up the dance idea
Perform the basic dance actions of travelling turning gesture shape jumping and stillness
Vary the speed direction and pathways used during the dance
Choose different movements to tell the story
Talk about their dance and give reasons for liking it or disliking it.