At Foxdell Infant School, we believe that music is a powerful and unique art form that can influence the way pupils feel, think and act. It affects creativity and aesthetic development and can develop sensitivity in children and can illustrate the fulfilment to be found in creative expression.
From an early age children have an awareness of rhythm, pitch and sounds around them and these should be developed on entry to school. Music reflects culture and society, and opportunity is provided for a range of culturally and historically diverse musical experiences which help build understanding of the context of music making, both in the past and present; likewise in different places.
The national curriculum states that Key Stage 1 Pupils should be taught to:
Here at Foxdell, Key Stage 1 follows the ‘Charanga’ programme of study which ensures coverage of the National Curriculum. In Year 1 children begin to explore rhythm using untuned instruments which provides a foundation to playing tuned instruments in Year 2 such as the recorder. Weekly singing assemblies are at the heart of the children’s musical development at Foxdell.