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Preparation for GCSE or BTEC Dance

Preparation for GCSE or BTEC Dance

A unit on choreography that would help year 9 students prepare for GCSE or BTEC level 2 Dance. Aimed at teachers with some knowledge and confidence in delivering dance the pack guides the students through an 11 week scheme (but feel free to dip in & out to suit your needs) & helps students through the process of creating and crafting a piece of dance as well as reflecting upon the process & developing their understanding of the correct terminology.
clairepring
4 KS1 dance lessons using a poem 'Under the Sea'

4 KS1 dance lessons using a poem 'Under the Sea'

This pack includes 4 step by step creative dance lessons suitable for KS1 or lower KS2. Each lesson links to ideas from a poem ‘Under the Sea’ and enables the children to explore a wide range of actions & physical skills. The lessons come with music suggestions that are easily accessed through the internet, alternatively feel free to add your own choice. The lessons are written with the non-specialist in mind & hints and tips are included to help you to create a positive working environment without having to dance a step yourself! Lesson 1 looks at swimming, limpets and coral reefs; Lesson 2 links with octopus, jellyfish, starfish & dolphins; Lesson 3 uses sharks, sea snails and hermit crabs & Lesson 4 explores building sandcastles, gathering shells & paddling/splashing in the sea & these can be performed in any order.
clairepring
Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Colourful Dragon Rhymes - for all ages

Ideal end-of-term fun for classes of all ages, with scope for physical movement and multi-arts development. Once there was a dragon dressed in red. He liked to stay all day in… - but you can guess the last word, and so can the children, although some may prefer to offer alternatives with other rhyming words. Red is just one example of the numerous colours featuring in these crazy dragon verses, which lend themselves to being enacted, and even sung to a made-up tune, as well as chanted and clapped. Follow on with dragon sketches or try my dragon’s menu for easy, crazy writing fun.
katewilliams_poetry
Dance Studio Rules Poster

Dance Studio Rules Poster

I display the dance studio rules on the door of the dance studio and inside of the dance studio to remind pupils of the expectations within their dance lessons.
samjball
Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

Pack of 5 Drama Games/Activities

These are good warm up games or class activities. Each game teaches a different drama skills and the games are brightly printed so could be displayed. Please leave a review for others.
rosie_m
Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

Detectives! Drama Activity/Warm up Game

This is a good warm up game. It encourages the children to move, follow instructions and use senses.The game is brightly printed and could be displayed. Please leave a review for others and check out my pack of 5 games for £2
rosie_m
Sample Pages For The Clown Who Couldn't Smile

Sample Pages For The Clown Who Couldn't Smile

A short extract from the play The Clown Who Couldn’t Smile, which is a simple little one act play about happiness and friendship. Bonzo the clown has lost his smile and, despite lots of good advice, can’t get it back again. He’s in danger of being kicked out of the circus and - even worse - has been made to return to clown school! This is a great play for a large cast and is ideal for creating links with circus topics. These sample pages give you a taster of what the play is like and allow you to try before you buy! If you like this sample, the complete script - with full production notes, photocopiable script pages, and fab classroom follow-on activities - can be found in the Arts On The Move Shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-clown-who-couldn-t-smile-play-script-11438257 Thanks everso!
AliJC
A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

A Splash of Seaside Writing, Reading, Rhyming + Colouring Fun For KS1

Seaside literacy activities of all sorts are wrapped up in this exciting bundle, stretching phonics, reading and writing skills, plus developing creative expression, rhyme, rhythm and poetic skills, at KS1 + EY levels. Contents: 3 phonics/reading activities - picture-based; 3 poem/creative writing frames (one with 3 graded versions), 3 seaside rhymes to clap, act, build and even sing; guidance notes as applicable. Great price too!
katewilliams_poetry
Matilda Poem Mini Script

Matilda Poem Mini Script

A mini script based on the narrative poem ‘Matilda (who told lies and was burned to death)’ by Hilaire Belloc. This pack turns the poem into a mini performance, with the lines of the poem being narrated and broken up using improvised scenes, mime, and short role-plays. It works well with KS1 and KS2, as they enjoy the gruesome nature of it, and can be used as part of an assembly on ‘telling lies’, or to support exploration of narrative poetry. Great for a quick end of term performance for friends and family. If you like this resource, please take a couple of minutes to leave a positive review. Thanks everso!
AliJC
BTEC TECH Award Component 2 Final Evaluation literacy mat

BTEC TECH Award Component 2 Final Evaluation literacy mat

Component 2 requires the students to review their own development and performance within learning aim C. They will need to summarise the final stage of the process, analyzing their own development and application of skills and techniques which can be done through a final evaluation. This literacy mat and guidance offers a structure to follow and sentence starters to ensure students reflect on previous targets and achievements, guiding them to achieve C.2D3. Performing Arts focus.
rscarlett16
NEW GCSE Dance Terminology test/quiz

NEW GCSE Dance Terminology test/quiz

Within the new GCSE Dance specification, the students require a wide range of knowledge which in turn demands the initial understanding of specific terminology with many different catergories address in the specification content, for example physical skills, choreographic devices, aural setting, performance environment, safe practice etc. This powerpoint lists all the categories and topic that are covered in the 40% written component and can be used as a game/quiz as each heading appears first giving time for students to either, call out for points, discuss with partner, or just work independently to formulate a list in response. Great light revision activity for those final days leading up to the written exam.
rscarlett16
GCSE Dance Anthology Megamix

GCSE Dance Anthology Megamix

This resource is a music file that I created using audio clips from the 6 professional works from the dance anthology. The clips have been mixed together to create an anthology megamix. I have used the megamix within 2 of my uploaded resources (KS4 GCSE Dance Infra and Y9 GCSE Dance Taster Anthology). It can be used within lessons and/or used as the music for a performance piece. Enjoy!
samjball
Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster Bundle (38 Lessons!)

Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster Bundle (38 Lessons!)

This Bundle is for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. The bundle contains: Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Performance Breathe (6 lessons) Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Performance Shift (6 lessons) Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography (12 lessons) Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Anthology (14 lessons) Please see each individual resource for more information.
samjball
KS4 GCSE Dance: Infra 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and Resources

KS4 GCSE Dance: Infra 6 Week delivery PowerPoint and Resources

This KS4 GCSE Dance: Infra 6 Week delivery PowerPoint is for teachers of AQA GCSE Dance. It is designed to be taught in the fifth half term of Year 10 (after teaching Emancipation of Expressionism, Artificial Things, Shadows and A Linha Curva) following the advice from AQA. It is to be used with AQA’s resources such as the Infra fact file and video links. Within the 6 week delivery PowerPoint there are theory and practical lessons to explore the professional work of Infra. Each lesson comes with lesson starters in the form of ‘bell activities’/’Talking Points’ and lesson objectives. Homework tasks and all resources needed for this PowerPoint are included. Although the main theme of this delivery PowerPoint is Infra, this SOW begins by teaching pupils a set phrase mega mix (music included) in which all sections of the dance anthology are represented (ignore the ‘Within Her Eyes’ music at the end of the mix. That comes later in the ‘Within Her Eyes SOW’). The point of this is to recap the 5 anthology dances studied so far, looking at the key motifs in each. Breathe is also introduced at the end of the SOW.
samjball
Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Anthology 14 lesson delivery PowerPoint and resources

Year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Anthology 14 lesson delivery PowerPoint and resources

This year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Anthology 14 lesson delivery PowerPoint has been created for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. Within this SOW pupils will explore key motifs within each of the 6 GCSE dance anthology professional works: A Linha Curva Emancipation of Expressionism Artificial Things Shadows Infra Within Her Eyes I have included a music file within this resource which is a ‘megamix’ of clips from the 6 anthology works. Using the motifs from the anthology, a dance megamix can be choreographed to the music. I used this as a performance piece with my school performance evening. Each lesson comes with starters (bell activities) and lesson objectives. The SOW also includes a written homework task.
samjball
KS4 AQA GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: 12 mark questions

KS4 AQA GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: 12 mark questions

KS4 AQA GCSE Dance Revision – Component 2: 12 mark questions This resource has been designed for teachers of GCSE dance revising the dance anthology in preparation for the written exam. This lesson has been created to provide a way for dance students to revise in a fun and interactive way. There are many ways to use this resource: Make it into a game: print out the 1st slide and cut the boxes out. Pupils can pick the boxes at random and have a go at answering the questions on the second slide. Differentiation: You can pre pick the questions prior to the lesson based on your pupil’s strengths and areas of weakness to challenge your pupils appropriately. Print out the 2nd slide for them with their differentiated question on. Whole class activity: As a class decide on a question to tackle and discuss the question together before allowing the pupils to have a go at writing their answers. Homework revision: Print out the PowerPoint for your pupils to allow them to practice the 12 mark questions at home. Enjoy!
samjball
Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography 12 lesson delivery PowerPoint and Resources

Y9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography 12 lesson delivery PowerPoint and Resources

This year 9 GCSE Dance Taster: Choreography 12 lesson delivery PowerPoint has been created for teachers of Dance preparing their Year 9 pupils for GCSE. During lessons 1-6, pupils will explore a variety of different stimuli used in choreography e.g. 2D art and text. Pupils will learn how to create and develop motifs based on a stimulus, structure their choreographies and experimenting with choreographic devices. During lessons 7-12, pupils will choose from a list of stimuli (based on the actual GCSE component 1 exam paper), take part in research tasks and choreograph their own group choreography. At the end of the SOW, pupils will be assessed using the GCSE choreography mark sheet. Each lesson comes with starters (bell activities) and lesson objectives. The SOW also includes: Homework 1 – Choreography exam style questions (based on section A of the written dance exam paper) Homework 2 – Programme note with examples. Choreography help sheet (I advise printing this out back to back and laminating for each group) Research task (theory lesson). Please note, the video included in the PowerPoint is from Eaqa. You can use your own example video if you prefer.
samjball
Missing

Missing

Written as an additional solo opportunity to add to the amazing ‘Edith’s Wartime Scrapbook’ written by Mick Riddell and published by ‘Edgy Productions’. (I highly recommend this as an end of term production.) The song works as a stand alone song too for KS2 to tie in with a topic on ‘War.’ Extension activities include creating a piece using a melodic ostinato and writing topical songs and raps.
sallykee
Anti War Rap with Chorus

Anti War Rap with Chorus

The sung chorus and first verse of a thought provoking song/rap written for a year 6 class to tie in with their topic on W.W.2. The children were amazing creating and performing their own verses and this paved the way for many other musical activities. The activity would be suitable for the whole of K.S.2.
sallykee
Street Song

Street Song

This song with sound effects was written for a reception class to perform after their walk into their local town. The children created actions and selected sound sources to accompany the song then composed a piece of music in Rondo form painting a musical picture of their journey. The song would be suitable for the whole of K.S.1 and could be the starting point for many other activities.
sallykee
Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

A fun song with an echo re-telling the traditional Red Riding Hood Story written for a Year 2 class and their dance/gymnastic/mime assembly. Extension activities include creating music for the main characters in the story and composing using graphic notation and exploring major and minor keys.
sallykee
Have You Seen Frozen Peas Growing on Trees?

Have You Seen Frozen Peas Growing on Trees?

A fun harvest song written for a Year 1 class (but suitable for the whole of KS1) when the teacher wanted to explore the processed food angle in a Harvest Assembly. This fun and unusual harvest song explains how we can all enjoy the fruits of the harvest all the year round. The humorous nature of the lyrics and accompaniment fills the children with glee and the song could be the starting point for many related musical activities. Also available from my website.
sallykee
Day and Night Song

Day and Night Song

A fun song written for a Year 1 class (but suitable for K.S.1) linked to their topic on ‘Light and Dark.’ The song explores louds and softs in music leading to the children creating their own Day and Night music and many other musical activities around the topic. Why not create a dance using black and yellow scarves or strips of crepe paper.
sallykee
Chinese Zodiac Animal Song and Rap

Chinese Zodiac Animal Song and Rap

A fun song/rap written for a Nursery class to be performed with actions, props, claves and instruments linking with their topic on ‘Chinese New Year’. We performed this at an assembly with a blue cloth river, animal masks and instruments and the parents loved it. It would be suitable for the whole of KS1 and could be a stimulus for a whole host of activities from the use of ordinal numbers, to dance, to mask making as well as all the obvious musical activities.
sallykee