Music subject coordinator – Miss Macdonald

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Music overview 2021-2022

Music vocabulary

Music Coverage

MFI Music Information Leaflet


At Moat Farm Infants we provide opportunities for all children to play, create, perform and most importantly enjoy music. Allowing them to develop the skills, to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and begin to express the quality of music,

The objectives of teaching music in our school are to enable children to:

  • Perform; through singing and using their voices and by having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in year 2, which will allow them to progress through levels of musical excellence.
  • Compose; by creating their own music and with others by using instruments appropriately.
  • Transcribe; through knowing and understanding how music is created, communicated and organising into musical structures and to understand musical terms
  • Describe; by listening to, reviewing and evaluating music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions.

At Moat Farm Infants the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what music is through listening, singing, playing, describing and composing. Our objective at Moat Farm Infants is to develop a love and curiosity for music, as well as an appreciation for the importance of different genres of music. We aim to make links to other curriculum subjects and give children the experience of genres of music in different cultures, styles and historical periods.

The music curriculum ensures children perform, compose, transcribe and describe. This is embedded in the classroom activities as well as the weekly singing assemblies, various concerts and performances, the learning of instruments. In music sessions with the music specialist children learn how to play an instrument and in year two learn the ocarina. Children learn how to transcribe and compose using symbols and a variety of instruments/sounds. They also learn how to listen and describe music, listening to a variety of music genres and in year two describe music using musical vocabulary.


Children are able to enjoy music, in as many ways as they choose- either as listener or performer. Whilst in school, children have access to a variety of musical experiences which gives children a love of music and appreciation. They also develop the skills of listening, performing, composing and describing and can use musical terms. This gives children self-confidence, interaction with and awareness of others, and self-reflection. Music will also develop an understanding of culture and history, both in relation to students individually, as well as ethnicities from across the world.


Useful websites: – Music genres – Music genres

Music genres – Music sites/games

Music games