Year 3. Spring 1. Dance

 

Most children will be able to:

Acquiring and developing skills

• Respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli related to character and narrative;

• Use simple motifs and movement patterns to structure dance phrases on their own, with a partner and in a group;

 

Selecting and Applying Skills and Compositional ideas

• Refine, repeat and remember dance phrases and dances;

• Perform dances clearly and fluently; show sensitivity to the dance idea and the accompaniment;

 

Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health

• Show a clear understanding of how to warm up and cool down safely;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• Describe, interpret and evaluate dance, using appropriate language.

 

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

Acquiring and developing skills

• Copy and explore simple ideas;

• Link and remember a limited amount of movement material;

 

Selecting and Applying Skills and Compositional ideas

• Work with a group to refine and practise movement ideas and phrases;

 

Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health

• Show some understanding of how to warm up and cool down;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• With help, make simple statements about their own and other people’s work.

 

Some children will have progressed further.

They will be able to:

Selecting and Applying Skills and Compositional ideas

• Structure and vary longer dances;

• Develop movement ideas for others;

• Show a good sense of rhythm and style when performing;

 

Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness and Health

• Remember and perform a range of warm-up and cool-down activities;

• Give reasons why physical activity is good for health;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• Use a range of dance vocabulary to describe, interpret and evaluate dance.