At Manor Leas Infant School we aim for all children to develop an enjoyment and love of music. We use the Sing Up resources throughout our school to teach children key musical skills and nurture creativity through sound.
Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are encouraged to create their own music and listen to that of others including their friends. The children are able to access percussion instruments in their indoor and outdoor provision and they can enhance their story telling with music and song. They will also learn key musical vocabulary skills through learning and performing new songs together.
Key Stage 1 children develop these skills as they sing, compose and perform together and as individuals. They also learn to listen to, appraise and talk about different styles of music and why they like or dislike them.
Extra-curricular music provision
Children in Key Stage 1 are able to join the school choir and enjoy learning songs of different styles and singing as a group. When possible the choir have performed with the choir from Manor Leas Junior Academy.
Children can also have ukulele lessons in school time, which are offered from Front Row Music.
But what do the children say?
EYFS: I like using the instruments and making my own music.
Year 1: I would like to write my own song.
Year 2: I like lively music best that we can dance along to.
Year 2: Using instruments is great because I enjoy being active.