Aim:

  • To develop an enjoyment of musical activity in both solo and group situations.
  • To introduce the term “beat” and develop accuracy in keeping the beat.
  • To prepare the concept of rhythm (the pattern of the words of the song).
  • To develop musical and independent in-tune singing.
  • To explore the timbre of various percussion instruments.
  • To teach listening skills - both to music, the teacher and other children.
  • To refine the musical concepts of soft/loud (dynamics), fast/slow(tempo), high/low (pitch).
  • To encourage confidence, independence, and turn-taking within a positive, musical environment.
  • To extend memory and concentration skills through singing, movement and dance.
  • To encourage improvisation and musical creativity through dramatic games, role-play and question and answer songs.
  • To develop two-part work - singing and performing the beat.
  • To teach a wide repertoire of songs, games, rhymes and dances.