Foundation Music

Pupils at Foundation Stage can actively engage with the core musical activities: composing, performing and listening.

Music enables them to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings through sound. It gives them rich opportunities to develop their creativity.

Singing assists in the development of their linguistic skills, while performing with simple instruments begins to develop their manipulative skills. 

Listening and responding to their own and others’ music-making are also important musical activities, helping pupils to develop focus and concentration.

For examples of suitable classroom activities, see:

If you are developing a programme of study for Music, please refer to the statutory requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.