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Holmer C of E Academy

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Intent: PE – Dance    


Our school aims:
Through our Christian values, we aim for:

  • Happy, kind individuals;
  • Opportunities for all;
  • Love of learning for life;
  • Motivated children who can thrive and succeed; 
  • Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
  • Resilient, respectful and responsible children.

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
EYFS: “They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through dance.”
KS1: “To perform dances using simple movement patterns.”
KS2: “To perform dances using a range of movement patterns.”


What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
A sequence of dance lessons as part of the Physical Education curriculum will allow children to create, practise and perform a minimum of one choreographed piece to their peers, to a chosen piece of relevant music.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to demonstrate the skills required to perform their dance. They will be able to work independently and as part of a group to perform to a piece of music. They will recall styles of dance and their features.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: How does this music make you feel? Is this music fast or slow?
⇒ KS1: Can you clap your hands to this beat? How could you improve your control when dancing?
⇒ KS2: How do you make sure your composition is consistent? What sequence did you find the most challenging and why?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children may demonstrate knowledge of the history of dance, and its cultural impact on the world.
  • They may be able to reflect on different styles of dance, influenced by different cultures and both national and international histories.
  • Children may demonstrate an awareness of socio-economic influences in different dance histories, such as hip-hop, ballet and folk and begin to compare and contrast the different styles.


British Values: 
⇒ Individual liberty
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs