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St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Encouraging Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

John 10:10 "I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.""All will be well and all manner of things will be well.""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 "At the heart of our faith is one truth: God loves you." Pope Francis“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi


Our Music Vision at St Benedict's

Our Music Coverage and Progression

Music in EYFS:

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas.

The most relevant statements for music are taken from the following areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Three and Four-Year-Olds

Communication and Language

•        Sing a large repertoire of songs.

Physical Development

•        Use large-muscle movements to wave flags and streamers,

paint and make marks.

Expressive Arts and Design

•        Listen with increased attention to sounds.

•        Respond to what they have heard, expressing their thoughts and feelings.

•        Remember and sing entire songs.

•        Sing the pitch of a tone sung by another person (‘pitch match’).

•        Sing the melodic shape (moving melody, such as up and down, down and up) of familiar songs.

•        Create their own songs, or improvise a song around one they know.

•        Play instruments with increasing control to express their feelings and ideas.


Communication and Language

•        Listen carefully to rhymes and songs, paying attention to how they sound.

•        Learn rhymes, poems and songs.

Physical Development

•        Combine different movements with ease and fluency.

Expressive Arts and Design

•        Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express

their ideas and feelings.

•        Return to and build on their previous learning, refining ideas

and developing their ability to represent them.

•        Create collaboratively sharing ideas, resources and skills.

•        Listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses.

•        Sing in a group or on their own, increasingly matching the pitch and following the melody.

•        Explore and engage in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups.