Dance

Dance

School Radio offers three co-ordinated series that provide a comprehensive Dance resource for KS1 and KS2 PE lessons.

Each of the series provides opportunities to respond to a range of stimuli including specially-composed music, stories and poetry.

The series develop from simple movements based on the children's everyday experiences through to enabling them to create their own dances - as individuals, as groups and as a whole class. In each series the elements include composing, performing and appraising.

  • Let's Move

    Age 5 - 7

    An introduction to creative movement which begins with movements based on the children's own experiences and develops through exploring spaces, levels, pathways, body shapes and direction. Available to download anytime.

  • Time to Move

    Age 6 – 8

    Develops the skills introduced by Let's Move. The programmes include increased opportunities for both pair and group work and for independent creation / evaluation. Available to download anytime.

  • Dance Workshop

    Age 9 -11

    The series aims to be accessible to juniors making it easy and enjoyable for them to get up and dance. The series takes a cross-curricular approach, as well as including traditional dance and dance from around the world.

  • World War 1 Performance Pack

    Age 9 -11

    This series includes some Dance Workshop programmes exploring World War 1 and, in particular, life on the home front, life in the trenches and commemoration. See also the listings for Music and Drama.

  • The Great Fire of London

    Age 5 - 7

    Pete Hillier presents three programmes exploring this huge historical event through dance and movement activities. A great way to extend study of the Fire into the Expressive Arts. The content is available to download anytime.

  • Code crackers!

    Age 5 - 7

    This series explores the new Computing curriculum at Key Stage 1 through songs, dance and drama games. Ideal for introducing the very young to information technology. See also the listings for Music and Drama.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.

Podcasts

Podcasts

Current podcasts

See all School Radio and other Learning podcasts available from the BBC Podcast Directory.

Contact us

Contact us

Contact us

We are always pleased to receive your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.

Perform our School Musicals

Perform our School Musicals

School Musicals

Our performance scripts for 9 to 11s, complete with music, songs and special effects to download.

Macbeth for mobile and tablet

Macbeth videos for mobile and tablet

Macbeth animations

Watch Macbeth animated in 8 short video episodes for mobile/tablet. See the Teacher Notes.

Curriculum for Excellence

100 years since World War 1

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate 100 years since WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - listen now!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

All 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story are available to listen to online.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.