Tag Archives: Dance

Christmas Issue 116: Dance

Here’s a really, really simple little dance I “created” on the fly (as if something SO simple could be dignified with the term) for a year 3 and 4 class at the end of term. I needed to fill in some time … Continue reading

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Christmas Issue 116: Boxing Day – Hunting the Wren

    The day after Christmas, also known as St Stephen’s Day, is the day for singing and dancing to the song “Hunting the Wren” on the Isle of Man           Here’s the youtube link which will … Continue reading

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Issue 114: Dancing to Christmas Carols

Dancing is always a good way of having a good time doing a pulse-based activity with younger children. Here’s a simple dance for Good King Wenceslas which should work with keystage 1. If you don’t want to find yourself singing the verses … Continue reading

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Issue 63: Bonfire Night

Here is a resource for creating a Fireworks Dance: http://education.scholastic.co.uk/content/13869 The page includes this picture, and this free poem full of fizzy, crackling words, and a complete lesson plan for creating a fireworks-themed dance sequence in the context of a PE lesson. … Continue reading

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Issue 41: Olympic Torch – Music and Movement Lesson Plan

Once again, I have been busily googling away to see what is out there in the way of Olympic-themed lessons. Searching on “Olympic Torch Music” brought up a number of YouTube videos of opening and closing ceremonies, but also this … Continue reading

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Issue 17: Gaudete – Steeleye Span

Years ago, I played this track to Keystage1 children in a music lesson around Christmas time.  The children were fascinated by the strong contrast between the gruff, strong singing of the chorus, and Maddy Prior’s clear solo voice in the solos.  (There … Continue reading

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