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20 February 2015
BBC Northern Ireland Schools - Step It Out

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- ages 4-11

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Teacher's Notes

All Teacher's notes are available free to download. Notes are available in PDF format. Teacher's notes consist of supporting notes and illustrations demonstrating dance moves from the series.

If you cannot view the PDF files, download the Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Programmes are still available to borrow or purchase from the Audio Visual Recording service at SELB. Just quote the SELB number that can be found on the Step it out homepage page in your correspondence with the unit.

Unit 1 - Let's start - Stepping It Out!

The first four programmes include warm-ups, learning to move under instruction, the vocabulary of movement, creating dance steps to a theme and expressing emotions in dance. The programmes progress as the children grow in confidence, and there will be colourful street games and rhymes.

1. Warm Up Time


Download Programme 1 (174KB)

2. Step It Out a Little Bit More


Download Programme 2 (111KB)

3. Are You Coming Out to Play?


Download Programme 3 (122KB)

4. At the Funfair


Download Programme 4 (129KB)

Unit 2 - The Linen Mill

The Unit builds on Unit 1 with themes including a Linen Mill, weaving and the rhythm of machinery. The programmes become progressively more detailed as classes build on experiences gained.

5. The Journey to Work

28th April

Download Programme 5 (167KB)

6. Preparing the Flax

5th May

Download Programme 6 (146KB)

7. Clickety-clack

12th May

Download Programme 7 (133KB)

* No broadcast on 1st November

The final three programmes look at the legend of The Children of Lir. Encouraging the children's own creative response, the story is expressed in dance form, leading to a final performance.

8. Part 1

19th May

Download Programme 8 (121KB)

9. Part 2

2nd June

Download Programme 9 (123KB)

10. Part 3

9th June

Download Programme 10 (145KB)

You can also download the notes for all the programmes in the series as one PDF file. (Note: this will be a large file size)

Download Teacher's notes for all programmes in the series (844KB)

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