When asked to plan and deliver a lesson, I find it initially helpful to identify a theme:
Taking masks and music as our stimuli, we look at the daily and yearly cycles that shape our world, translating these into circle-based movement.
What qualities do growing plants have? Pupils combine with one another to reflect and explore their ideas, then take turns to choreograph small ‘farming’ groups.
What can our bodies do? How do our physical movements reflect our mood? Together, explore these themes; creating and learning a ‘Happiness’ dance.
What do we know about space? If we created a planet, what would it be like? How do aliens move?
From magnetism to lightening strikes, coils to circuits, pupils explore movement ideas generated by this fascinating and compelling force.
When we think of ‘building’, do we mean a physical edifice or the act of creating a structure – or both?
A truly dynamic dance exploration incorporating solo, duet and
Science & Nature
Solo sparks evolve into flames, then duette with other flames, building into a group fire, contrasting with the fluidity of water and rigid, angular qualities of ice.
Which animals live in African? How do they move? Looking at hippos, snakes, lions and monkeys, children improvise, work with partners and build a group dance.
This amazing natural habitat is home to a vast range of wildlife, full of colour and movement.
Shapes and colours abound under the ocean surface; creatures move in different ways, as does the sea itself. Explore these elements to build your own sea dance.
Derive ideas from science using text, images and poetry as stimuli. Children personify the characteristics of rocks and soil, then explode in a volcanic eruption!
Experience the world of the tropical rainforest, working in pairs, groups & as a whole class. But why are the trees being felled and why do we need them