Year 5. Spring 2. Dance

 

Most children will be able to:

Acquire and develop skills

• Compose motifs and plan dances creatively and collaboratively in groups;

 

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• Adapt and refine the way they use weight, space and rhythm in their dances to express themselves in the style of dance they use;

• Perform different styles of dance clearly and fluently;

 

Knowledge and understanding of Fitness and Health

• Organise their own warm-up and cool-down exercises;

• Show an understanding of safe exercising;

 

Evaluating and improving performance

• Recognise and comment on dances, showing an understanding of style;

• Suggest ways to improve their own and other people’s work.

 

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

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• Create and perform simple dances that attempt to focus on the style of the dance;

• Take part in group dances;

• Take part in discussions about the structure of the dance or final performance;

 

Knowledge and understanding of Fitness and Health

• With help, choose exercises to warm up and cool down;

• Show some understanding of how to exercise safely in dance;

• Use simple words to talk about their own and other people’s work.

 

Some children will have progressed further.

They will be able to:

Acquire and develop skills

• Plan and perform dances confidently;

 

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• Use their understanding of composition to create dance phrases for themselves and others in their group;

• Use their knowledge of dance to adapt their skills to meet the demands of a range of dance styles;

• Show expression in their dances and sensitivity to music;

 

Knowledge and understanding of Fitness and Health

• Organise their own warm-up and cool-down exercises;

• Show that they understand why warming up is important for a good performance;

 

Evaluating and improving performance

• Identify the form and structure of a dance; make imaginative suggestions on how to improve their own and other people’s work.