EYFS (40-60 months)

Units of lessons and teacher guidance to develop pupils' Music skills in the early years

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EYFS units

Celebration music

Learning about the music from a range of cultural and religious celebrations, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwankzaa and Christmas

Music and movement

Creating simple actions to songs, learning how to move to a beat and expressing feelings and emotions through movement to music

Musical stories

A unit based on traditional childrens’ tales and songs, where pupils learn that music and instruments can be used to convey moods or represent characters.

Exploring sound

Exploring how to use our voice and bodies to make sounds, experimenting with tempo and dynamic when playing instruments and identifying sounds in the environment

Big band

Learning about the four different groups of musical instruments, following a beat using an untuned instrument and performing a practised song to a small audience

EYFS Teacher guidance for music

Teacher guidance: Music and continuous provision

Guidance on how to include music within your regular classroom provision