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Together we Thrive

Dance

Dance at Wheatley 

 

 

Early Years Outcomes

The main Early Years Outcomes covered in the Dance units are:

  • Moves freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping. 
  • Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.
  • Beginning to move rhythmically.
  • Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
  • Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
  • Developing preferences for forms of expression.
  • Uses movement to express feelings.
  • Creates movement in response to music.
  • Initiates new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences.

 

KS1 National Curriculum Aims

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities;
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

 

KS2 National Curriculum Aims

Pupils should be taught to:

  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns;
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
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