Physical Education KS1 / KS2: Dance Zone - Simple Movement Patterns

Join commentators Johnny and Jasmine live from the arena as they introduce simple movement patterns linked to the theme of the four seasons.

Children are given themes with complementary music playing and encouraged to make shapes with their bodies that express the narrative of the theme.

This is from the series: Let's Get Active

Teacher Notes

Pupils could come up with their own theme and devise movement patterns and shapes linked to it.

Themes could be animals in the jungle, emotions and feelings, food or anything they can come up with.

All based around expressing a narrative through the movements of your body (four seasons, animals in the jungle, human emotions and feelings, natural environment) simple shapes (star, pencil, ball, letters), balance, focus, energy, lines, tension, travelling, jumping, use of levels, contact points.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education. This topic appears in KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Early and First level and Second Level in Scotland.

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