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Our intent for music at Brookland Infant and Nursery School is that all children should engage in a high-quality music education enabling them to develop a life-long love of music. In doing so we aim to increase children’s self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement through participation in a wealth of music-making activities including singing, performing, composing and listening. Singing and performing together in school assemblies and performances also helps to promote the importance of working with others towards a common goal and encourages an important sense of belonging and community.

 

We recognise that music can also be beneficial in the development of cognitive skills across the curriculum and can support the development of literacy, numeracy and listening. As soon as the children join us in Nursery and Reception, they are able to explore a range of musical activities involving singing and playing instruments. These learning experiences become more structured as they move up through the school.

 

The National Curriculum for Music aims to ensure that all children are taught to:

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
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