Northfields Infants and Nursery School

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Music at Northfields Infant and Nursery School


  • Is taught through a range of different schemes and programmes
  • Provides children with opportunities to appreciate music from different era’s, styles and genres.
  • Engages and inspires children to develop a love for music.
  • Develops children’s listening skills and their ability to reflect on what they have experienced either positively or negatively.
  • Develops children’s awareness that music can affect their mood and impact on their well-being.
  • Allows children to express themselves creatively through open ended activities.
  • Fosters children’s self-confidence and sense of achievement.
  • Provide opportunities to develop an interest in musical activities both indoors and out (EYFS outdoor learning and Reception/KS1 Forest School sessions)


Our Children will:

  • Listen and comment on a broad range of music.
  • Sing and perform a vast array of topic related songs.
  • Play tuned and un-tuned instruments.
  • Listen to and comment on others musical performances.
  • Create their own musical pieces.


  • When circumstances allow children will have the opportunity to watch professional musicians perform and also take part in community activities performing themselves in-front of an audience


Over the Key Stages the pupils will be taught the following key vocabulary to use with developing knowledge:

  • pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure, notation etc.


Music Skills


Ages and Stages - 30-50

  • Sings a few familiar songs.
  • Beginning to move rhythmically.  
  • Imitates movement in response to music.  
  • Taps out simple repeated rhythms.
  • Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.


Ages and Stages 40-60

  • Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
  • Explores the different sounds of instruments.


Pupils should be 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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