Using these tutorial pages IN SCHOOL

• These pages give good coverage of all the curriculum areas listed below.

• With inter-active whiteboards and computer suites they can serve as a classroom or group resource as well as for individual research. Music and dance notations and diagrams can be printed for reference away from the computer.

• Presentation is in the form of web pages with a clearly structured Site Map. This makes it easy for teachers to direct students to specific pages, for example to investigate and focus on a selected aspect of the curriculum. There are over 30 pages referencing more than 80 other files (of which 40 are video clips). There are also links to selected web sites for further study.

• Supplementary pages of Teaching notes give useful background information and detailed suggestions on teaching and learning the dances and the music. Older students will also be able to benefit from those pages.

CURRICULUM AREAS for which the CD is especially relevant
Examples quoted from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Schemes of Work for:
Key Stage 2 (7-11 years) and Key Stage 3 (11-14)

KS2 MUSIC
• exploring rhythm and pulse
• exploring sound sources
• exploring arrangements
• performing together

KS2 PE
Dance Activities:
• learn different styles of dance
• create, perform and watch dances in a range of styles, working with a partner or in groups
• perform to an accompaniment expressively & sensitively
• perform dances fluently & with control
• talk about dance with understanding, using appropriate language & terminology
• take the lead when working in a group
• help others to refine & structure movements & patterns

KS2 ART & DESIGN
Units which could use the CD as a source of stimuli for movement & costume:
• People in Action
• What a Performance

KS3 MUSIC
• Music for Dance - apply and develop rhythmic skills and the ability to play in an ensemble

KS3 PE
• explore a range of dances, using step and gesture patterns, body shapes, contact work, and contrasts in dynamic and rhythmic patterning
• learn more about both dance style and music
• focus specifically on developing knowledge and understanding of composition
• develop an awareness of the historical and cultural origins of different dances.

Physical Education and Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education
• An important part of the PE and PSCHE schemes is the idea of the enjoyment of physical exercise, plus an understanding its benefits to your health and well-being.


CURRICULUM LINKS

English dance in the National Curriculum

Key
Stage

Subject

Programme of Study

1

Citizenship/ PSHE (guidelines)

4b; 5b


PE

1a; 1b; 2a; 2b; 2c; 3b; 6a; 6b; 6c


Music

3a; 4d; 5d; 
1b; 1c; 2a; 4a; 4b; 4c; 5a

2

Citizenship/ PSHE (guidelines)

1b; 1c; 2i; 5b; 5c


PE

1a; 1b; 2b; 2c; 3a; 3b; 6a; 6b


Music

3b; 4d; 5e
1b; 1c; 2b; 3a; 4a; 4b; 4c; 5a

3

PSHE (guidelines)

4b; 4c; 4e; 4f


Citizenship

1b; 


PE

1a; 1b; 2c; 6a; 6b; 6d


Music

4d; 5e; 
1b; 1c; 2b; 3a; 3b; 4a; 4b; 4c; 5a

4

Citizenship

1b


PSHE (guidelines)

1b; 3k; 4b; 4c


PE

1a; 1b; 2a; 2b; 2c; 3b; 3c; 6a; 6b; 6c

Italicised PoS details refer to those learning to perform the music shown in the CD-Rom.
NB most KS1 musicians will find this difficult.

The tutorial pages are valuable for students of PE, PE:Dance, and Music,
at GCSE and A-Level


GO TO
Learning & Teaching Notes for • Village DancesMorris Clog

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