Year 6. Spring 2. Dance

 

Most children will be able to:

Acquire and develop skills

• Perform to an accompaniment expressively and sensitively;

• Perform dances fluently and with control;

 

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• Work creatively and imaginatively on their own, with a partner and in a group to compose motifs and structure simple dances;

 

Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

• Warm up and cool down independently;

• Understand how dance helps to keep them healthy;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• Use appropriate criteria to evaluate and refine their own and others’ work;

• Talk about dance with understanding, using appropriate language and terminology.

 

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

Acquire and develop skills

• Use a small range of movements and patterns in their dances;

 

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• Express some of their ideas clearly when composing and performing;

• Work in a group, cooperating with and following others to complete work;

 

Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

• With help, use specific activities to warm up and cool down for dance;

• Show some understanding of how dance helps to keep them healthy;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

• Show some understanding of how to structure a dance;

• Talk about dance, with guidance.

 

Some children will have pro-gressed further.

They will be able to:

Acquire and develop skills

• Interpret different stimuli with imagination and flair;

 

Selecting and applying skills and compositional ideas

• Create, refine and structure movements and patterns with artistic understanding;

• Communicate the artistic intention of a dance clearly, fluently, musically and with control;

• Take the lead when working in a group;

• Help others to refine and structure movements and patterns;

 

Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

• Understand why dancing is good for their health;

• Organise their own warm-up and cool-down activities to prepare for, and recover from, dance;

 

Evaluating and Improving Performance

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