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Primary School

Resilience to Achieve - Aspiration to Succeed

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Aspiration
Morality
Co-operation
Adaptability
Respect

Dance

Unit 1

Use different levels, directions and speeds.

Touch, feel, listen to different stimuli in order to share language, ideas, images and initial movement responses.

Improvise an idea- display an immediate response.

Choose appropriate movement to convey the dance idea.

Work alone with guidance from the teacher to create movement ideas in response to the stimuli

Create a dance using a range of basic actions

Select movements to create a dance and understand the structure of the dance

Work co-operatively with a partner to create short dance phrases

Talk about the dance and why they liked it, using appropriate vocabulary

Use a range of basic dance actions with understanding

Choose and link actions appropriate for the dance idea

Demonstrate strong/light, quick/slow movements

Work in pairs, experiencing different relationships.

Describe what happens to their breathing and their body temperature

 

Unit 2

Understand and perform simple basic travelling skills on feet

Use change of direction

Work co-operatively in pairs to create a dance

Understand and show the difference between ‘sad and happy’ movements

Recognise that dance is active and that changes occur in their bodies

Respond to different stimuli

Know and perform the basic dance actions with some understanding of mood and feeling

Change and vary actions and link appropriate ones

Work in two’s or three’s using simple compositional skills

Critically observe their own and other’s work

Work alone and in pairs, with guidance from the teacher, to create movement ideas in response to the stimuli

Travel, turn, jump, gesture, show shape and stillness to create a dance

Be able to select movements to create a dance and understand its structure

Be able to work co-operatively with a partner to create a dance

Use a range of words to describe the movements they have learnt

 

Unit 3

Respond to a different type of stimulus – flash cards

Use their understanding of the basic dance skills to select appropriate ones for the dance idea

Work co-operatively in pairs or small groups

Change and vary actions

Look critically at their own and others work to recognise what is good and what could be improved

Work in groups to create ideas for a dance

Select movements from those they practise to create their dance and understand the structure of their dance

Use a variety of basic actions and repeat them

Be able to follow a narrative

Talk about the dance and why they liked it, using a range of words to describe the movements they have learnt

 

Unit 4

Copy and perform simple movement/rhythmic patterns

Understand that dance plays an important part in other cultures

Recognise that dances have changed throughout history

Understand that dance is active and that changes will occur in their bodies

Changes and vary their actions

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