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Jazz Swing Residency 2007 Teaching Resource for KS1 & 2

n.b. These resources have been checked and are still valid (Nov 2011).



Teaching Resources


Teaching activity

Resources & NC Guidance

Year 1

Dance activities

QCA Unit 1

Explore basic body actions eg jumping and turning. Make short dances based on themes. Eg clowns or animals.


use of ict


"Snowmen and Penguins" Unit of Work (C.S. Mellish)

Year 2

Dance activities

QCA Unit 2

Create and perform short performances that communicate different moods and feelings.

Ideas based on different times and cultures.


use of ict

"Storytelling through Indian Dance" Unit of Work (C.S.Mellish)

A Selection of different dance ideas and activities


Year 3

Dance activities

QCA Unit 3

Children perform dances; focus on creating, adapting and linking a range of dance actions. Work with a partner or small groups.


use of ict

"Numeracy and Dance" Dance idea (C.S.Mellish)

A selection of dance activities that could be used progressively over a series of weeks.


Year 4

Dance activities

QCA Unit 4

Children create characters and narrative through movement and gesture. Work in pairs or small groups.


use of ict

"Silent Movies" Unit of Work (C.S.Mellish)


A selection of dance activities that could be used progressively over a series of weeks

Year 5

Dance activities

QCA Unit 5

Create, watch, learn and perform dance in a range of styles in pairs or small groups


use of ict

"African Dance Drama" Unit of Work (C.S.Mellish)

Year 6

Dance activities

QCA Unit 6

Focus on using visual images as a starting point for composing, performing and watching dance.


use of ict

"Visual images: professional dance stimulus'" dance idea (C.S.Mellish)

Year 6/7

Dance activities

QCA Link Unit

Children focus on popular dance from different eras. Use step and gesture patterns, body shape, contact work and contrasts in dynamic and rhythmic patterning.


use of ict

"Rock'n'Roll" Unit of Work (C.S.Mellish)