Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 3 of 5
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 3 of 5

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Making objects out of materials. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at why some materials are better at making objects than others and builds on the knowledge from the previous lesson plans in this unit. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance as individual learners and in small groups focusing on compositional and performance skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Flashcards
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Flashcards

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Dance and science work brilliantly together. These brightly designed flashcards showing different materials and the objects they make, can be used on the interactive whiteboard or printed and handed out in class. They support the lesson plans and unit overview for Characteristics of Materials unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 5 of 5
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 5 of 5

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Transparent, translucent and opaque. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at what materials are transparent, translucent and opaque. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance focusing on building a strong dance vocabulary and refining compositional and performance skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 2 of 5
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 2 of 5

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Materials and their properties. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at the different properties of materials and how they behave. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance as individual learners and in small groups focusing on compositional skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 4 of 5
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 4 of 5

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Absorbency. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at what materials are absorbent and why some materials are more absorbent than others. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance focusing on creating short duets and building on compositional and performance skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Flashcards: Useful Vocabulary
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Dance Flashcards: Useful Vocabulary

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This flashcard shows the essential vocabulary needed to build movement and dance. We have designed this resource for children to hold while watching their peers perform to help them analyse movement. This resource can also be enlarged and used as a poster for the wall/interactive whiteboard. The more the children use the words the more their dance vocabulary will develop and help their performance, compositional and analytical work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Let's Warm Up: A practical guide to warming up as part of your dance class
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Let's Warm Up: A practical guide to warming up as part of your dance class

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We have designed and written an essential guide to warming up giving you inspiring and easy exercises to get your dance class going! A warm up is such an important part of a dance lesson and can help develop movement vocabulary, introduce ideas into compositional tasks later on in the lesson, as well as physically and mentally preparing for the session. Each warm up explains why it can be useful, how it will benefit your children's learning and has detailed instructions explaining how to deliver it. This resource can be used by all levels of teachers delivering dance and can be modified to suit the age and ability of your children. This warm up booklet has been developed based on years of teaching experience with children of all ages and gathering feedback from teachers. You can see some of the pages of the booklet on our website www.danceeducates.co.uk/resources/warm-up-booklet/ or why not try our dance free lesson plan “The Flock Warm up” which is the first warm up in this booklet. We hope you find this useful and we would love to hear your thoughts: hello@danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Chinese New Year!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Chinese New Year!

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Lions! Dragons! Decorations! This dance lesson has it all, introducing children to the Chinese New Year, why and how it is celebrated. The session contains a warm-up, dance tasks and sharing of the children’s work based on symbols and traditions used by the Chinese to celebrate their New Year. For further information about this resource or for any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Winter!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Winter!

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A perfect lesson to combine to subject of winter and your dance sessions. Here we look at the four main body shapes of dance and relate them to elements of winter. This lesson focuses on a warm-up, movement ideas and creative tasks allowing children to compose, analyse and perform dances based on this seasonal subject. For further information about this resource or for any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Flashcards: Pathways in Dance
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Dance Flashcards: Pathways in Dance

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This flashcard shows different pathways that can be used in a dance lesson as part of compositional tasks. The card can be used as a visual resource allowing children to understand how to use pathways in the space and how they can make their dances more creative. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Dinosaurs!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Dinosaurs!

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Big ones, small ones, strange, spiky, ugly ones...dinosaurs are fascinating creatures so let’s make a dance about them! This lesson is aimed at younger Primary years looking at how and why dinosaurs were different to each other and how they survived other predators. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance World Book Day!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance World Book Day!

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Books are amazing, so let's celebrate World Book Day by combining a classic children’s story with dance! This lesson looks at the brilliant and fun story of The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch (Ronda Armitage) and helps children understand the narrative, characters and structure of the story by creating movement based around the book. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Unit Overview
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Unit Overview

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This unit of work, links with science, design and technology consists of a unit overview, five lesson plans and supporting flashcards which you can print of or use on your interactive whiteboard. The unit overview gives you a brief overview of each lesson, out lining learning objectives, key vocabulary and resources for each lesson. Each session is designed to last 45 minutes and are appropriate for ages 6-11. The lessons can be taught in the classroom or, preferably, in a hall, studio or similar type of space where children can move freely. As part of this unit of work, detailed lesson plans have been created to give you a tried and tested framework from which to teach which you can adapt it to your needs or that of your children. The framework is based around a warm up, building dance vocabulary, improvisation and creative tasks and developing performance skills. We hope you enjoy teaching this unit of work and always welcome feedback and ideas, so please get in touch with us. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 1 of 5
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Science: Characteristics of Materials - Lesson Plan 1 of 5

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Materials and their uses. Dance and science work brilliantly together. This lesson plan looks at different kinds of materials and what objects can be made using these materials. This lesson plan supports the learning of science concepts and key vocabulary through movement and dance as individual learners and with a partner focusing on building a dance vocabulary and introducing compositional skills. Please see the unit overview, other lesson plans and visual resources that support this unit of work. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Flashcard: Directions
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Dance Flashcard: Directions

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This flashcard shows different directions that can be used in a dance lesson as part of compositional tasks. The card can be used as a visual resource allowing children to understand how to use directions in the space and how they can make their dances more creative. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Spring!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Spring!

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The sun is shining the birds are singing, let's dance spring! This lesson aims to help children understand what happens to the weather and animals in this season, and to create dance and movement based on birds and their migration. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance New Year’s Day!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance New Year’s Day!

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Start your New Year with a dynamic dance lesson aimed at Primary children. This dance session focuses on a warm up, learning shapes and movement material and allowing the children to create their own dance phrase to share at the end of the lesson on their own and in groups. The lesson can be used as part of a dance or PE curriculum and allows children to develop their coordination, movement memory, movement vocabulary and social skills. We have designed this resource for all levels of teachers who may have more experience delivering dance or need more support on the subject. For further information about this resource or for any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: The Flock Warm up
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Dance Lesson Plan: The Flock Warm up

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This is an energetic, easy warm up taken from our Let’s Warm Up teacher's guide to warming up, for dance lessons. It gets the children’s bodies and brains working quickly and is a great way to start introducing ideas into your lesson that can be used later for creative tasks. For further information about this resource or for any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Pancake Day!
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Dance Lesson Plan: Let’s Dance Pancake Day!

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What better way to celebrate Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) than creating some flippin’ fantastic, mouth-watering movement? This lesson aims to help children understand the meaning of pancake day and create movement based on the words relating to making pancakes. For further information about this resource or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance in Discussion: Why Warm Up?
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Dance in Discussion: Why Warm Up?

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We do it every dance lesson but why should we warm up? In this article we discuss the importance of this activity and help you understand why a warm up is so important and how it can affect the rest of your lesson when teaching dance. For further information about this article or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk
Dance in Discussion: What is Cross-Curricular Learning?
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Dance in Discussion: What is Cross-Curricular Learning?

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In this article we discuss how combining curriculum subjects can make learning engaging, inspiring and support teaching in the classroom. A cross-curricular method of teaching subjects is not a new concept. It comes in and out of educational fashion but never really goes away as it is a fantastic way of delivering a curriculum that children might find challenging to engage with. For further information about this article or any questions you may have about dance in education please visit danceeducates.co.uk