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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What do we know about the animals of Africa? How do they move? Looking at hippos, snakes, lions and monkeys, children improvise, work with partners and build a group dance…
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What would it be like to be superheroes and have superpowers? Together with your superhero pals, find and defeat the bad guys and free their captors in this action-packed dance…
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Arriving on these shores in longships, the Vikings raided villages & worshiped many gods. This topic is sure to evoke dramatic, dynamic and contrasting ideas. Plus really get your pupils thinking about the topic… Continue reading “The Vikings (KS2)”
‘Monsters’ is a fun way to learn about interacting, spacial awareness, performance and choreography – for this monstrous dance, pupils can also make their own masks!
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Explore the chocolate-making process. Then search for a coin to buy a ‘Wonka’ bar. This wins the golden ticket and you meet the Umpa Loompas. Which leads you into a wonderful mouth-watering landscape.
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Images from World War II generate ideas about the thoughts and feelings of those involved. Use these to stimulate dynamic dance movement featuring solos and group work…
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Let’s put on our space suits and leave the Earth’s atmosphere; experience weightlessness, encounter robots, explore planets and ask ‘are we really alone?’!…
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The Ancient Greeks had it all: Olympic games, battle formations, chariot racing, Gods & Goddesses. There’s so much movement to explore from this exciting and influential period of history…
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