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Year 2. Spring 2. Dance

Most children will be able to:

Acquiring and developing skills

• perform body actions with control and coordination;

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• choose movements with different dynamic qualities to make a dance phrase that expresses an idea,

• mood or feeling;

• link actions;

• remember and repeat dance phrases;

• perform short dances,

• showing an understanding of expressive qualities;

• describe the mood, feelings and expressive qualities of dance;

Knowledge and understanding of Fitness and Health

• describe how dancing affects their body;

• know why it is important to be active;

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• suggest ways they could improve their work

Some children will not have made so much progress. They will be able to:

Acquiring and developing skills

• perform basic body actions;

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• respond to stimuli and musical accompaniment when given extra time;

• make a simple dance phrase; begin to explore dynamic and expressive qualities;

• perform short dances, showing some understanding of expressive qualities;

• with help, describe their work; begin to work with a partner;

Knowledge and understanding of Fitness and Health

• show some understanding of why they need to warm up;

Evaluating and improving performance

• with help, focus on specific actions when they watch others

Some children will have progressed further. They will be able to:

Acquiring and developing skills

• create, improve and perform more complex dance phrases;

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• perform short dances, linking actions fluently and with control; use dynamic and expressive qualities clearly in their dance;

Knowledge and understanding of Fitness and Health

• know how particular activities can help them to be healthy

Evaluating and improving performance

• use some simple dance vocabulary to describe and interpret dance.