Gymnastics: Landscapes and Cityscapes

This unit teaches children to roll in different ways including the skills of a crouched forward roll. They jump from a springboard and begin to do a handstand. Children develop body tension, control and balance moving with greater agility and coordination. Children learn to link actions to copy and create movement sequences, which they perform to each other, evaluate and improve.

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Dance: Toys

This unit encourages children to think about the speed, weight and size of their movements in the context of toys from the past and present. The children work in different formations, synchronizing their movements with their partner’s and within larger groups, moving at different speeds and using their own bodies to produce rhythms.

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Dance: The Gunpowder Plot

This unit helps children to understand how dance can be used to communicate ideas, through movement, gesture and expression. Children act and react with partners and in groups as well as working on their own to retell the story of the Gunpowder Plot and to consider how we celebrate it today. They dance in different formations and structures, including in unison and canon.

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