Springfield Infant School and Nursery

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Assessment

We use the online tool Pupil Asset to record progress against the following criteria at the end of each topic:

We use the online tool Pupil Asset to record progress against the following criteria at the end of each topic: 1

We use the online tool Tapestry in the Early Years to assess against the following criteria:

 

Exceeding 

  • Children develop their own ideas and through their explorations they find out and make decisions about how sounds can be combined and changed.
  • Children talk about the ideas and processes which have led them to make music.
  • They can talk about features of their own and others' work, recognising the differences between them and the strengths of others

ELG

  • Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them.
  • They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through music.

40-60+ months

  • Begins to build a repertoire of songs and dances.
  • Explores the different sounds of instruments.

30-50 months

  • Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.
  • Sings a few familiar songs.
  • Imitates movement in response to music.
  • Taps out simple repeated rhythms.
  • Explores and learns how sounds can be changed.
  • Sings to self and makes up simple songs.

22-36 months

  • Joins in singing favourite songs.
  • Creates sounds by banging, shaking, tapping or blowing.
  • Shows an interest in the way musical instruments sound.

16-26 months

  • Begins to move to music, listen to or join in rhymes or songs.
  • Expresses self through physical action and sound.

8-20 months

  • Explores and experiments with a range of media through sensory exploration, and using whole body.
  • Move their whole bodies to sounds they enjoy.
  • Imitates and improvises actions they have observed.
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