Children will learn to dance on their own, with partners and in groups. They will copy and develop dance patterns of their own to the music. They will explore light and heavy movements, moving along different pathways, retelling stories and considering ways to demonstrate emotions. They will develop their understanding of dance terminology such as mirroring, improvisation, canon and unison. In addition, children will have the opportunity to observe each other dancing, describing and appreciating their movements. They will learn to evaluate their own work and provide feedback to others.
Children will be taught to lift, carry and use gymnastic apparatus safely. They will learn to travel safely in different ways, at different speeds and levels and bounce, hop, hopscotch, gallop, skip, tiptoe and run in different directions. In addition, they will learn to jump safely on the ground and onto and from equipment. Children will jump and roll into different shapes, and put contrasting movements together to make sequences that they remember, repeat and perform. Opportunities will be provided for children to learn and practise a variety of balances and then incorporate everything they have learnt into individual and paired sequences, both They will think about why they exercise and consider each other’s performances, evaluating and improving their work.
Children will demonstrate a variety of ways to make a ball move using increasing control. They will primarily explore throwing, catching and kicking a ball with the intent of aiming accurately at a target. Pupils will learn how to throw a ball underarm and overarm to their partner, catching the ball accurately using two hands, changing position so that they are in the best position to receive the pass. Pupils will develop skills needed to work well as part of a team such as attacking and defending skills. They will learn to move in different ways, changing speed and direction and running into the best space available to receive a pass.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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