Fairy Tales provide a rich seam for movement ideas. These stories have everything from beans to beasts; treachery to treasure; ridicule to revelation. And – rest assured – good always wins out in the end!
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Grace Darling lived in a cramped lighthouse with her siblings and their father, the lighthouse keeper. Children recreate her daily routine and famous rescue of stricken sailors in a heavy storm.
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In Rebecca Elliott’s ‘The Last Tiger’, Luca befriends a lone animal. The tiger brings colour and magic into her dreary life. Using these ideas and images, children create their own imaginary world…
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Join India’s Festival of Colours – the ‘Holi Festival’. Fizz and pop as you burn your worries on a bonfire. Create a celebratory dance. And throw colours to signify fire, mischief, light and calm.
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Roam the landscape as Stone Age hunter-gatherers, becoming hunted yourselves by terrifying preditors. Then develop civilization by making discoveries such as the wheel and the usefulness of fire…
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Starting with isolated flame movements; what happens when the candle burns down and the fire spreads? Discover improv, canon, work with props and more in exploring The Great Fire of London…
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Discover the world of ancient Egypt through dance. Then explore this advanced yet harsh regime, where slaves were set to work on the monumental construction of the pyramids…
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Dancing our way around the world, we encounter Chinese dragons, a boat on the Nile, a Mexican fiesta and an Albatross flight in Antarctica. This global journey will have your pupils enthralled with movement…
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Let’s read Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s hit children’s book ‘Monkey Puzzle’. Then use the many and varied animals to stimulate movement ideas. We’ll work independently, in pairs and in groups, then finally as a whole class in one giant caterpillar!
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Individually explore Florence Nightingale’s daily activities, before creating group sequences to depict her travel, nursing and caring for wounded soldiers.
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