KS1 Dance: Time to Move. Ten Pieces

Pete Hillier has four exciting units of dance taking inspiration from the music used for the BBC's Ten Pieces with an emphasis on creating stories.

The sea

The sea. 1: A storm coming
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The sea. 2: Sea creatures
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The sea. 3: Storm!
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On the mountain

On the mountain. 1: Wild weather
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On the mountain. 2: The trolls are coming!

Planet Mars

Planet Mars. 1: Ice shapes
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Planet Mars. 2: Dust storms and two moons
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The Firebird

The Firebird. 1: The Firebird and Prince Ivan
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The Firebird. 2: The magic garden
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The Firebird. 3: The giant Kastchei
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KS1 Dance: Time to Move. Ten Pieces

In this sequence of four dance units KS1 Dance: Time to Move joins forces with the BBC's music project Ten Pieces. Pete Hillier (who'll be familiar to many as a presenter of Boogie Beebies on TV) presents the sessions, each inspired by the music chosen for Ten Pieces.

The sessions divide into four units, beginning with three programmes exploring the sea (using, for example, Benjamin Britten's Storm interlude and Beethoven's Symphony No 5) and ending with a simple retelling through movement of the story of The Firebird.

Each of the units explores individual responses to the music, before building towards a simple narrative dance that all the group contributes to. Each of the sessions is available to download from individual programme pages and you can also access a separate audio file offering the music and narration for each of the final, complete dances. The individual pieces of music are also available to download here for additional inspiration and follow-up study.

KS1 Dance: Time to Move is a movement and dance series for children aged 6 to 8. It is a ready-to-use resource for delivering dance (part of the PE curriculum) at Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2. A set of Teacher's Notes for teachers / group leaders is available for download and contains more details of our Ten Pieces sessions.

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Teacher's Notes
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More units from KS1 Dance: Time to Move

Dinosaurs
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Diwali
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Journey through space
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