Knights, castles and dragons. 3: Robin Hood
Children explore the legend of Robin Hood through movement and dance.
3. Robin Hood
The final session in this unit builds a short narrative around the legendary character of Robin Hood and his fellow outlaw Will Scarlett. The Sheriff of Nottingham steals money from the poor and places it in a chest under his bed. Robin must retrieve the money and later takes part in an archery contest in Nottingham Castle. But is it just a trap..?
Warm up: clapping then jumping with light, bouncy legs.
Skipping: contrasting movement and stasis and Robin hides from the Sheriff.
Creeping to the castle: controlled movement low to the ground to creep towards the castle.
Robin’s arrow flies through the air: travelling with upper body extension as Robin’s arrow.
Striding through the forest: mirroring travelling movement in pairs.
Robin fires an arrow! Controlled upper body movement to fire an arrow.
Robin and Will escape: travelling in pairs, leaping high in time to the music.
Cool down: controlled stretching and breathing.