KS1 Dance: Time to Move. Dinosaurs

The three dance sessions in this unit take a variety of approaches to the topic of dinosaurs.

1. Mary Anning
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2. The time of the dinosaurs
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3. Sleepover at the museum
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Dinosaurs

This unit takes a variety of approaches to the theme of dinosaurs. In the first session we focus on the life of the great fossil-hunter, Mary Anning. Children work together to make dance sequences which show Mary exploring the beach and the fossils that she uncovered. Then they work in pairs to bring these fossils to life.

The second session focuses on the dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago. Children work together to make dance sequences based around the activities of different species, such as the Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, Deinonychus and Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In the final session we spend a night at a museum! Children work together to make dance sequences based around the exhibits which come to life in the museum. These include a flying Pterodactyl and a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, which crashes around the gallery, looking for something to eat!

Resources

Teacher's Notes
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Complete dance music sequence (refer to the Teacher's Notes for the elements of the dance included).

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