Throughout this scheme pupils will be taught to compose, perform and appreciate differing varieties of dance. The scheme focuses on coordination of isolated body parts, such as arms and legs, when on the spot and traveling, interlocking with a partner and using physical manipulation to initiate actions that go up and down, around and around and side to side. Chorographically pupils will concentrate on spatial features, such as dimensional movement and contrasting pathways. Furthermore the cause and effect helps pupils build from solo work to duet, into small groups. Pupils will be expected to identify and describe key actions and dynamic, spatial and relationship features, making connection between what they will see in the “Cog” video to movements they learn, create and perform.
Throughout this scheme of work pupils will be expected to draw links from the “Cog” stimuli to the wider social issue of “Friendship”. Pupils will discuss the meaning of friendship and what it takes to be a good friend - characteristics will be highlighted and explained. Cause and effect/chain reactions will serve as physical interpretations of a friendship break down. Pupils will be expected to explore their own friendships, discussing any challenging social issues they may have personally experienced.