Physical Development


  • Moving safely, imaginatively and with confidence
  • Moving with bodily control, co-ordination, flexibility and balance.
  • The development of spatial awareness.
  • Dancing with props; developing manipulative skills.
  • Experiencing a range of gross motor movements and fine motor movements
  • Keeping healthy – dance as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Creative Development


  • Communicating ideas, thoughts and feelings non-verbally through movement
  • Using the imagination to create ideas, characters and narratives.
  • Making movement responses.


Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Having an enjoyable, exciting and motivating time.
  • Working individually, with a partner and as part of a group.
  • Developing trust and co-operation.
  • Selecting and using movement ideas independently and with others.
  • Exploring feelings and views of self and others – including other cultures and beliefs.
  • Accepting the moral code on which discipline and courtesy within the group is based.
  • Interacting with a new social group.