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Unit 1 

Improvise freely. 

Develop the idea of writing a name into appropriate movement. 

Create dance phrases to communicate the name

Observe each other dancing. 


Unit 2 

Perform basic dance with actions with greater control and fluency 

Perform with a sense of phrasing, rhythmically and musically 

Select and apply appropriate movements for the dance idea 

Evaluate their own and others performances 

Create and structure a whole dance. 

Copy and perform set steps and working actions and understand the historical content of them 

Display the patterns in different simple group formations 

Observe each other dancing. 


Unit 3

Use story as a stimulus for dance

Interpret images into appropriate movement 

Create and structure a whole simple dance. 


Unit 4

Improvise freely, translating ideas from a stimulus into movement 

Create and link dance phrases using a simple dance structure 

Perform dances with an awareness of rhythmic, dynamic and expressive qualities 

Describe and evaluate how they might improve their dances. 

Translate into movement ideas initiated by the stimulus. 

Perform dance actions with greater control, fluency and co-ordination 

Shape movement into a whole dance with a simple structure 

Observe each other dancing and use a range of descriptive language. 

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