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What do we want to achieve?




Right from when children enter our Nursery and all the way through to Year 6, we recognise the importance of Music lessons and the impact they have on all areas of child development. There are many benefits to Music lessons, such as helping to improve children's brainpower and memory functions, developing their social skills, building their confidence and self-esteem, inspiring creativity, teaching children patience and discipline, and allowing them to express themselves.




At St Luke's we aim to instill in children a sense of fun and enjoyment throughout their whole music learning journey.  Immersive and creative activities allow children to experiment with sounds and effects in performance and composition, and we aim to develop an appreciation and love of music across a wide variety of genres. It is imperative that children understand music's provenance, and that they know the history, culture, geography, purpose and meaning of all the music they study, as well as its impact on society.


What does Music look like at St. Luke's?


Our music curriculum in EYFS focusses on the Early Learning Goals and the elements of music taught, in order for children by the end of reception to meet the Early Learning Goal in Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials. 


Music lessons are taught by teachers the Oak National Academy, each sessions being approximately 1 hour a week. There is clear progression through Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, in terms of understanding of musical styles, music history and culture.  All children are given the opportunity to play and perform on both tuned and untuned instruments as part of an ensemble.


How can I help my child's learning in Music?


There are lots of things parents and carers can do to support children's learning of Music such as:


  • Talk to your child about what they are learning in their music lessons - what musicians are they learning about, as well as what songs they are learning
  • Let them listen to and appreciate lots of different music
  • Talk to them about your favourite music, bands, artists and songs and how they have influenced you
  • Foster a love of music with your children and discuss how good music can be for our mental health and well-being
  • There are lots of instruments that can be bought that are inexpensive, such as ukeles, tin whistles, guitars; all of these instruments make lovely presents and children will love learning to play new songs on these instruments. Mrs Edwards is always available to advise about this if needed




Have a look on Twitter at the fantastic music work going on at St Luke's: #Stlukesburywidercurriculum