The River (KS2)

The River (KS2)

Explore suspension, fall & release.  Embody the flow and movement of the river and the resistance of a dam. Then, using poetry as a stimulus, work together to create a group improvisation…

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Our World (KS1)

Our World (KS1)

Through movement, children consider a range of questions concerning our world and its future. What is recycling? What’s water like? How do plants move? Can we beat pollution? How can we save energy?…

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Penguin Small (KS1)

Penguin Small (KS1)

Join our penguin on his adventures: hiding from polar bears. Meet the jungly animals. Sail in the snowman’s hat. And before you know it, you’ll even be taking to the air with Penguin Small!…

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Dancing Around The World (KS1)

'Dancing Around the World' lesson pack for KS1 Dance

Dancing our way around the world, we encounter: Chinese dragons; boats on the Nile; a Mexican fiesta; the Indian Holi festival; native American traditions and the sweeping Sahara.

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The Scented Garden (KS1)

The Scented Garden (KS1)

Learn how plants grow from seeds, are helped by animals and nurtured by the gardener. Weather & seasons shape their progress into a beautiful scented garden. Then Winter comes and they go back to sleep…

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Animals of Africa (KS1)

Animals of Africa (KS1)

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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America (KS2)

America (KS2)

Use famous landmarks to generate ideas, then focus on the South of this amazing continent – America. With its colourful traditions, rich landscape and varied wildlife, it will inspire all kinds of movement…

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Space (KS1)

Space (KS1)

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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Electricity (KS2)

Electricity (KS2)

Let electricity spark movement ideas! Investigate magnetism, lightening strikes, coils and circuits. This fascinating and compelling force is surging with ideas for dance…

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Under The Sea (KS1)

Under The Sea (KS1)

Shapes and colours abound under the sea’s surface. Move in different ways, like the many creatures and the ocean itself. Explore these fascinating elements to build your own sea dance…

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Seasons (KS1)

Spring flowers delicately open, then burst with colour. Summer brings fun on the beach. Crops grow tall, swaying in the Autumn breeze. And who can resist playing in the snow? Which is your favourite season?

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Africa! (KS2)

Africa! (KS2)

Taking music, text and images as their stimuli, pupils work solo, with partners and in groups to explore the Africa theme. And, in so doing, they try their hand at simple choreography…

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Light & Dark (KS2)

Light & Dark (KS2)

What do we see in the night? And in the day? Working in pairs, become shadows and reflections. How do dark and light places make us feel? Together in groups, can you block-out the light?…

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The Rainforest (KS2)

The Rainforest (KS2)

Work in pairs & groups to experience the world of animals and trees in the tropical rainforest. But what is happening to this habitat? Why are the trees being felled? And why do we need them?…

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Going on a Bear Hunt (KS1)

Going on a Bear Hunt (KS1)

‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ gives rise to all sorts of movement ideas: moving like a bear, negotiating obstacles, confronting a scary animal, running away and – of course – hiding. A breathless journey is assured…

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Ice & Fire (KS2)

Ice & Fire (KS2)

Evolve from solo sparks into flames. Then duet with other flames, building into a group fire.  Explore the contrasting qualities of ice & fire: the fluidity of water with the rigid, angular qualities of ice…

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The Last Tiger (KS2)

The Last Tiger (KS2)

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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The Jungle (KS1)

The Jungle (KS1)

Explore the amazing natural habitat of the Jungle. This ecosystem is home to a vast range of wildlife; full of colour and movement. Derive dance ideas from these, then contrast them with the threat from mankind…

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Monkey Puzzle (KS1)

Monkey Puzzle (KS1)

Let’s read Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s hit children’s book ‘Monkey Puzzle’. Then use the story’s animals to stimulate movement ideas.  We’ll work solo, in pairs & groups, then finally as a whole class in one giant caterpillar!

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Rocks & Soil (KS2)

Rocks & Soil (KS2)

Derive ideas from science using text, images and poetry as stimuli. Children personify the characteristics of rocks & soil through movement. Then explode in a volcanic eruption!…

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Plants & Growing (KS2)

Plants & Growing (KS2)

What qualities do growing plants have? Combine with one another to reflect & explore these ideas. Taking turns to lead small ‘farming’ groups, develop movement ideas on the theme of Plants & Growing…

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Dinosaurs (KS1)

Dinosaurs (KS1)

Life from the oceans developed into the enormous land animals we know as dinosaurs. Eventually some of these also took flight. Let this fascinating subject lead you to a world of discovery through movement…

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The Environment (KS2)

The Environment (KS2)

Gain a deeper understanding of the environment through movement. What is recycling? If we know how water moves and how plants are effected by the sun, can we stop pollution & save energy?

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Minibeasts (KS1)

Minibeasts (KS1)

Being so small challenges how you can move. How does it feel to hatch from an egg?  How do you interact with your habitat? What is it like be part of a colony of Minibeasts?…

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