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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Year 3 Dance and Volleyball

Dance

National curriculum content

  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

 

Lesson objectives

  1. To perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  2. To link movement patterns together.
  3. To work on your own, with a partner and in a group.
  4. To create, practise and perform more complex dances.
  5. To perform as various characters when moving to music.
  6. To communicate feelings through dance.

 

What we want children to know

  • Street Dance is a term that originally described dances made up on the street or in parks for fun.  Today it is a mainstream style of dance and is often used in pop videos.
  • How to be creative with dance moves.
  • Tutting is using the body to create geometric shapes and positions, such as boxes, and movements that predominantly use right angles.
  • How to perform in time to the beat.
  • Unison is performing the same action at the same time.
  • How to choreograph their own phrase for the dance as part of a group.
  • A dance ‘phrase’ is a series of movements that are linked together to form part of the overall dance.
  • Choreography is planning and arranging the movements and actions that form a dance or part of a dance (a phrase).
  • How to move in time with the music.
  • Mirroring is one person moving, whilst the others copy the actions as if they were a mirror.
  • How to evaluate within the lesson.
  • How to work well as a group.
  • Performance is where we see the ‘final performance’.

 

What skills we want children to develop

  • Explore and create characters and narratives in response to a range of stimuli.
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns – accurately, fluently, consistently and with control on your own and with a partner.
  • Develop dance phrases using canon, unison, repetition, action/reaction, and question/answer.
  • Combine actions and maintain the quality of performance, when performing at the same time as a partner.
  • Experiment with a wide range of actions, varying and combining spatial patterns, speed, tension, and continuity, when working with a partner and in a group.

 

Vocabulary

Dance, routine, music, movements, co-ordination, tutting, beat of 8, canon, unison, count, fluency, choreography, performance

Volleyball

National curriculum content

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Compare their performance with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

 

Lesson objectives

  1. To watch the ball as it travels to help with catching/hitting
  2. To get in line with the ball as it’s travelling
  3. To perform a ‘dig’ shot
  4. To react quickly
  5. To send the ball accurately
  6. Compete against others

 

What we want children to know

  • Ball flight is the period of time the ball travels through the air after being hit or thrown.
  • How to judge the flight ball and get into position to hit/receive it.
  • How to get into the ‘ready position’.
  • How to throw successfully: aiming, accuracy and power.
  • How to vary the type of shot and throw at different heights and speeds.
  • How to make use of the space on the court.
  • How to play fair and use the skills they have learned.
  • To work together as a team and cooperate with each other.
  • How to use all the skills learned to play a game of volleyball.

 

What skills we want children to develop

  • Choose and perform the basic skills needed for the games with control and accuracy.
  • Throw/send the ball using a variety of techniques.
  • Send a ball into space at different speeds and heights to make it difficult for the opponent.
  • Take up space or positions that make it difficult for the opponents.  Intercept and stop the ball consistently.
  • Employ simple tactics in game situations and explain why they have used the tactics.
  • Apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Adapt a good ‘ready position’ to move and catch a ball.

 

Vocabulary

Ball flight, ready position, watch the ball, catch, control, throw, ready, watch, hands, aiming, accuracy, power, speed, direction, space, wide, tactics, successful

 

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