Ancient Greeks (KS2)

Ancient Greeks (KS2)

The Ancient Greeks  had it all: Olympic games, battle formations, chariot racing, Gods & Goddesses. There’s so much to explore from this exciting and influential period of history…

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Selfies & Photos (KS2)

Selfies & Photos (KS2)

What are photos for? How do we frame them? Where do we put them? How do celebrities pose  for selfies? Are we photographs? This snappy topic develops into solo, duet & group work…

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Tudors (KS2)

Tudors (KS2)

Looking at the time of the Tudors, learn how dance can reflect cultural and historical context. Compose movement in pairs and build into small groups, developing spatial and rhythmic patterns…

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Iron-Age Celts (KS2)

‘Iron-Age Celts’ Teaching Pack for Key Stage 2 Dance

Discover Britain before the Romans came.  Become Iron-Age Celts: farming the land, building settlements, making garments, fighting fiercely and worshiping strange gods…

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Toys (KS1)

Toys (KS1)

Learn the importance of warming up, then explore partner work on the theme of ‘Toys’. Discovering a present, unwrapping it, finding a puppet inside, then manipulating its strings leads to a host of movement ideas…

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We Are What We Eat (KS1)

We Are What We Eat (KS1)

How does food grow? What are our favourite fruits and vegetables? How do we serve and eat them? Are we what we eat? Food is energy, so this is an ideal topic through which to explore dance…

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Victorians (KS2)

Victorians (KS2)

Learn how the Industrial Revolution saw Victorians enjoying great innovation. But children also had to work in mines & factories. Through dance, explore machines, transport and childhood…

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Ourselves (KS1)

Ourselves (KS1)

What can our bodies do? What do they say about ourselves? How do our physical movements reflect our mood? Pupils work together to explore these themes; creating and learning a ‘Happiness’ dance…

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India’s Festival of Colours (KS2)

India's Festival of Colours (KS2)

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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The Romans (KS2)

The Romans (KS2)

Do battle with the most organised of forces: the Romans. Learn attack & defense formations with these expert warriors. This is a great way for your pupils to experience spatial and group work…

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Pirates & Treasure (KS1)

Pirates & Treasure (KS1)

Experience life on board a pirate ship. Feel the weather and encounter under-sea creatures. Find treasure, battle to keep it, then finally escape with the bounty! Pirates & Treasure is a sure-fire hit with your pupils…

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Anglo Saxons (KS2)

Anglo Saxons (KS2)

Learn how the Anglo Saxons lived. Imagine what their dwellings, work and pastimes were like. Then become warriors, defending your King and paying tribute to your many gods…

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African Greetings (KS2)

African Greetings (KS2)

The composer’s travels in Zimbabwe inspired the music for this lesson. Whilst there, he learnt  the greetings of the Mashona people. You can now use these African greetings to  create your own circle dance.

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Around The World (KS2)

Around The World (KS2)

A fun look at traditional dances from around the world. Starting with styles from Mexico, Argentina, India, China & Russia, use these to create improvisations – solo and in groups…

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The Olympics (KS1)

The Olympics (KS1)

The Olympics present a world of movement. Create a synchronised-swimming quartet. Devise a shadow-boxing solo &  rhythmic-gymnastics duet. Then join them together into one big Olympics dance…

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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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Explorers (KS1)

Explorers (KS1)

Where can we go to in our journey as explorers? How will we travel in, on or through different terrain? What might we find when we get there? And how will we react to this discovery?…

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Monsters (KS2)

Monsters (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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Rough & Tumble (KS2)

Rough & Tumble (KS2)

Can’t engage boys in dance? Think again! Let’s face it; all children like to Rough & Tumble. This scheme appeals to & harnesses boys’ (and, of course, girls’) innate spirit of adventure, mischief and cunning.

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The Circus (KS1)

The Circus (KS1)

In the Big Top,  point & stare at everything before you. Try-out being clowns; balance on tightropes; work together on the trapeze and create a human cannonball. There’s lots of fun and action at the circus!…

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Superheroes (KS1)

Superheroes (KS1)

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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Circus (KS2)

Circus (KS2)

Silly clown routines, tightrope, juggling, trapeze: it’s all here at the circus. And what a fun way to explore travelling, balance, support, transitions and – of course – performance…

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The Vikings (KS2)

The Vikings (KS2)

Arriving on these shores in longships, the Vikings raided villages & worshiped many gods. Sure to evoke dramatic, dynamic and contrasting ideas, this topic will really get your pupils moving!

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The Mayans (KS2)

The Mayans (KS2)

Investigate and recreate the Mayans’ structures, their agriculture, gods and writings. Then imagine what happened to this amazing civilisation. What caused it to disappear?…

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