Music is part of the Expressive Arts and Design Area of Learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
Our aim is to engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talents as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Children engage in a wide range of activities including singing, playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments, listening to a range of music from different times and cultures and experimenting with composition. Music skills are further developed through our cross-curricular planning.
Within the EYFS, our children take part in regular musical activity both child-led and adult-led. This can help support children’s acquisition of language and communication. It can also aid their personal and social development, their physical agility, well-being, imagination and creativity.
Music also helps to support our children’s communication and language. By tuning children into the rhythm of language, through music, we are helping them to hear the patterns of sounds that we know as words and phrases.
Our children have access to musical instruments both inside and outside and particularly enjoy exploring music using items they have created themselves.