KS1 Dance: Let's Move. Wood in the wood!

Justin Fletcher has two dance sessions exploring the theme of 'wood'.

1. The woodland comes to life
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2. Making things with wood
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Wood in the wood!

In this two-part unit a springtime woodland setting provides an imaginative environment to inspire movement-activities and dance associated with woods, wood and wooden things. The trees themselves sway, reach up and wiggle in the sunlight, while birds hop, soar, glide, swoop and flutter around their branches. At ground-level, the children explore the woodland spaces, ducking and climbing around obstacles, then forming groups to link up into slow, smooth, log-and-fungus shapes. And as minibeasts, they discover how to scuttle and scurry with six, eight or more legs! Then to look after and ‘manage’ the woodlands, children explore chopping, cutting and sawing movements for coppicing actions (with some health and safety tips).

Resources

Teacher's Notes
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Related units of KS1 Dance: Let's Move

Opposites (Spring)
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Egg stravaganza!
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Minibeasts
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