KS3 Dance - Year 8 - Objects as Stimulus - 6 lesson SOL and delivery PowerPoint

This ‘Objects as Stimulus’ resource is an alternative resource to my ‘Artificial Things’ resource. The difference between the 2 resources is that ‘objects as Stimulus’ can be taught to pupils at KS3 who will progress to either GCSE or BTEC at KS4. Whereas my previous ‘Artificial Things’ resource was aimed at KS3 pupils who would progress to GCSE only.
This challenging SOL has been designed to encourage pupils to use their imagination and apply their creativity at the same time as developing their dance skills. Choreography skills are homed in on in this SOL, as pupils are given an object as a stimulus (the snow globe) and taught how to create motifs that can be later on developed to create a dance that is entertaining to watch. Later on in the SOL, pupils choose their own object as a stimulus to create and develop their own motifs into their own choreographies. Throughout the choreography tasks, dance appreciation is explored through questioning why pupil’s motifs relate to their object stimulus and what actions, space, dynamics and relationships they have used. Although choreography is the main focus of this SOL, performance skills are not forgotten. Performance skills are referenced and developed alongside choreography skills. Pupils will have the opportunity to view each other’s work and provide feedback to improve their own and other’s work.

  • Detailed 6 lesson (60 min lessons) SOL with: aims, learning outcomes, time scale, resources, key words, level descriptors, lesson calendar, lesson objectives, starter activities (bell tasks), main activities, skills, assessment for learning, differentiation, TIF Tasks (Take It Further) and homework.
  • 6 lesson (60 min per lesson) delivery PowerPoint with: lesson objectives, starter (bell activities), main tasks, talking points, success criteria, TIF Tasks (Take It Further), games, level descriptors etc.
  • 1 lesson cover work worksheet exercise.

Music suggestions can be found on my ‘KS3 Dance ‘Objects as Stimulus’ SOL’ playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/sam.foxford/playlist/7y7nkuVWZtbqLqur6s9TZ6?si=UCMcqRkEQLSHcre0I642kg

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Created: Aug 20, 2018

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