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Music at St Richard's

"There is music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and nurture it." - Francis Clarke

Music in Early Years


In Early Years we believe that children should be allowed to find out about their world by exploring many different resources. We believe that Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education will inspire and engage pupils to develop a love and curiosity of music.

In Early Years, children are encouraged to participate in activities which will develop their confidence and musical knowledge. Through the teaching of song, pattern and beat, children will use their voices to develop their aural memory and experiment with and create sound.

The use of musical language begins in Early Years and this allows the children to articulate the skills they are developing and allows them to express their own musical tastes and preferences 

Come and take a look at what's been happening in Music... 

Take a look at what we're learning in Music.....

The children are starting to explore different musical instruments in EYFS. They have made rain shakers after listening to the environmental sounds around them.


Pupil Voice 

Pupil voice shows that children enjoy their Musical learning throughout school.  The following comments have been gathered from pupil voice, where children were given time to discuss their learning in Music

  • 'I like our music lessons with Mel, she is fun.'  



  • 'Guitars is my favourite part of the week.' 


  • ' Singing popular songs that I know makes me look forward to music lessons .' 



  •        'I like it when we sing together, it makes            me happy.'
Music Policy.pdf .pdf
EYFS Progression Document-Music.pdf .pdf

Our Curriculum 


Click the image to go to Development Matters.


Have Fun

Click on the links below to be transported to other websites all about Music, some with interactive games for you to play and get involved with. 


Parent's guide to Early Years

Parents_guide_to_the_EYFS.pdf .pdf