Course 25 (Duration – 1 day) National Course - also available for Partnership training
Dance at Key Stages 1 & 2
- To develop confidence in the delivery of Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 dance lessons
- To develop knowledge and understanding of principles of movement and material content (language of dance)
- To develop appropriate teaching and learning strategies
This course will develop and extend the knowledge, understanding and confidence of teachers in the delivery of dance in the Physical Education curriculum.
There will be practical and definite guidance on planning, teaching styles and strategies, choosing and using a range of stimuli for dance, and suggestions for additional forms of accompaniment. The movement material or language of dance will be explained and explored practically using dances or sections of dances from the schemes. Throughout the day participants should dress appropriately for moving.
The essential aspects of composing, performing and appreciating will be examined and experienced. Dance activities appropriate for each age group will be linked to National Curriculum requirements and Minimum Expected standard of performance will be identified.
The provision of Reception and Key Stage 1, and Key Stage 2 schemes of work in the form of teaching manuals is linked and central to the course. The rich provision of material and musical content will be used and developed to illustrate principles of movement and the language of dance. Participants will be made familiar with their contents and how to use them to their best advantage.
The Val Sabin teaching manuals are regarded as the most comprehensive and user-friendly teaching manuals.
The specially – composed music on 3 CDs for Reception Key Stage 1 and 6 CDs for Key Stage 2 includes a range of cultural rhythms, pop, reggae, rap, ethereal, lyrical, sound effects, music that tells a story and is presented in a user-friendly way.. Each unit of work (12 units for Reception & Key Stage 1, and 19 unites for Key Stage 2) contains between 6 and 10 lesson plans which progress and develop the 89 dances. The dances arise and are linked to a wide range of stimuli including the tactile, characters, masks, story, legend, poems, words, music, sport, natural occurrences, forms of greeting social, moral and environmental issues etc.
The detailed Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 manuals will be available as part of the National courses. Partnership courses should provide for one set of manuals per school.
- Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Teachers
- Physical Education Co-ordinators
- School Sport Co-ordinators