Music


Age

Music

Birth - 11 Months


8 - 20 Months

Begins to move to music, listen to or join in rhymes or songs.


16 - 26 Months

Begins to move to music, listen to or join in rhymes or songs.

22 - 36 Months

Joins in singing favourite songs.


Creates sounds by banging, shaking, tapping or blowing.


Shows an interest in the way musical instruments sound.


30 - 50 Months

Sings a few familiar songs.


Taps out simple repeated rhythms.


Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.• Sings to themselves and makes up simple songs.


Makes up rhythms.


40 - 60 Months

Begins to build a repertoire of songs.


Explores the different sounds of instruments.


Early Learning Goal

Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.

Age 5-6

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes


Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Age 6-7

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.

Age 7-8

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Age 8-9

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music


Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

Age 9-10

Use and understand staff and other musical notations


Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Age 10-11

Develop an understanding of the history of music.


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