Stannington Infant School follow the Charanga Scheme of Work for Music and this includes guidance for Foundation Stage. The scheme is based on National Curriculum expectations. The Scheme of Work comprises of 6 units of work for each year group with clearly defined learning objectives.
In Foundation Stage music is used across the curriculum as a part of the Creative Development area of learning. In Key Stage 1 the music curriculum is delivered through subject specific sessions. Where links can be made e.g. to storytelling or to dance, teachers take a cross-curricular approach. Throughout school short daily sessions, lasting 5/10 minutes, are used for singing, rhymes and basic rhythm games.
Year 1 children are given the opportunity to learn to play the recorder and in Year 2 children learn to play the ukulele. Piano lessons are available during school hours delivered by an external provider.
We have a Singing Club in school and all Key Stage 1 children are able to take part if they wish to do so. We afford the children many opportunities to perform, either in school assemblies, local carnivals or at Young Voices.