Paula, our specialist music teacher, runs weekly music activities for the children. Using their voices, bodies and a variety of percussion instruments to explore musical skills. These include fast and slow, loud and quiet and rhythm patterns to accompany both familiar songs and in creating our own music.
Music is very beneficial to pre-school children. It helps with development in maths and especially language, as well as coordination. The sessions also involve sharing and turn-taking, which young children find especially hard. As the children are encouraged to both perform for their peers and to listen to others attentively their self confidence grows and respect for others is nurtured. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the children have fun and enjoy what they are doing.