Year 2. Spring 1. 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;