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This is a fun movement activity that students can do in class OR via remote learning, such as Zoom calls. You can easily do this activity with some students learning within the classroom and others at home.

Either way, it’s a whole class activity and it’s a whole lot of FUN!

Students will use syllable recognition to create dance movements and they will love every minute of it. Perfect for any class, getting to know you activities or use throughout the school year. We also love it to help prepare a piece for school assembly performances

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
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Curriculum Codes

AC9E2LY10 9

Use phoneme–grapheme (sound–letter/s) matches, including vowel digraphs, less common long vowel patterns, consonant clusters and silent letters when reading and writing words of one or more syllables, including compound words

ACELA1471 8.4

Understand how to use knowledge of digraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell one and two syllable words including some compound words

ACADAM003 8.4

Present dance that communicates ideas to an audience, including dance used by cultural groups in the community

ACPMP030 8.4

Use strategies to work in group situations when participating in physical activities

ACPMP048 8.4

Adopt inclusive practices when participating in physical activities

ACADAM005 8.4

Improvise and structure movement ideas for dance sequences using the elements of dance and choreographic devices

ACADAM009 8.4

Explore movement and choreographic devices using the elements of dance to choreograph dances that communicate meaning

ACADAM010 8.4

Develop technical and expressive skills in fundamental movements including body control, accuracy, alignment, strength, balance and coordination

EN1-5A old

Uses a variety of strategies, including knowledge of sight words and letter–sound correspondences, to spell familiar words

EN1-PHOKW-01 new

Uses initial and extended phonics, including vowel digraphs, trigraphs to decode and encode words when reading and creating texts

EN1-SPELL-01 new

Applies phonological, orthographic and morphological generalisations and strategies when spelling words in a range of writing contexts


Recognise most letter–sound matches including silent letters, trigraphs, vowel digraphs and common long vowels, and understand that a sound can be represented by various letter combinations


Understand how to use digraphs, long vowels, blends, silent letters and syllabification to spell simple words including compound words


Identify all Standard Australian English phonemes, including short and long vowels, separate sounds in clusters