End points

By then end of EYFS, children will:

Be able to sing a range of well-known nursery rhymes and songs, perform songs, rhymes, poems and try to move in time with the music. Express their ideas and feelings about music, explore and engage in music making. Use props in a performance on their own or in a group.

By the end of key stage 1, children will:

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

2. Play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

3. Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

4. Experiment with, create, select, and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music.

By the end of key stage 2, children will:

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

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

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

3. Use and understand staff and other musical notations

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

5. Develop an understanding of the history of music.