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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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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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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Baghdad (KS2)

'Baghdad' Teaching Pack for Key Stage 2 Dance

Baghdad has a rich and exciting history. Children first represent the Tigris and nearby Euphrates. They then explore how the city grew here and subsequently came under attack.

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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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Castles (KS2)

castles, lesson plan for KS2 dance

Castles are formidably physical. They are also home to lots of action: attacking, defending, tournaments and the bustle of daily life. Explore these through solos, duets and group work.

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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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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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Outer Space (KS2)

Outer Space (KS2)

What do we know about outer space? If we created a planet, what would it be like? How do aliens move? Pupils collaborate to physically explore these and other ideas…

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The Caribbean (KS2)

Create moves based on traditional dances from these beautiful islands. Find out who the real pirates of the Caribbean were. Then, set sail in your very own pirate ship.

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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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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 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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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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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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The Great Fire of London (KS1)

The Great Fire of London (KS1)

Discover improv, canon, work with props and more whilst exploring The Great Fire of London. Starting with isolated flame movements; what happens when the candle burns down and the fire spreads? …

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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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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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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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The Pyramids (KS2)

The Pyramids (KS2)

Slaves were set to work on the construction of the pyramids in this advanced yet harsh regime. Discover the world of ancient Egypt for yourselves through movement.

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All At Sea (KS2)

All At Sea (KS2)

From pirates, to fishing boats, shark attacks to storms, it all happens at sea. Work individually, in pairs and in larger groups to immerse yourselves in this watery theme….

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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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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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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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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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