In the Foundation Stage practical activities and structured and unstructured play help children to learn how to listen to and explore sound and music and how to use it to express their creativity and imagination.  It is at this stage that the early knowledge, skills and understanding of music are laid to underpin Key Stage 1 work.


During Key Stage 1, music teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • develop their understanding and appreciation of a wide range of different kinds of music, developing and extending their own interests and increasing their ability to make judgements of musical quality
  • acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make music
  • develop skills, attitudes and attributes that can support learning in other subject areas