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A second world war evacuee's suitcase is the stimulus for a cross-curricular dance lesson in this Key Stage 2 lesson starter.
Stella Howard, a dance artist from Trinity Laban's Education and Community Programme, opens a second world war evacuee's suitcase, filled with identity tags, a war-time newspaper and a ration book, and uses the contents of the suitcase to inspire a dance lesson.
Year 5 pupils at Arnhem Wharf Primary School talk about who they think owns this suitcase, what sort of journey they would be taking with it, and whether they would be travelleing alone or with a friend.
The discussions in this classroom resource can help to inspire solo dancing and pair-work, and take the pupils on imaginative dance journeys.
Part of the series: Primary Lesson Starters