Why is music so important in Year 1?
Music assumes a crucial role in a child’s education and overall development. It holds immense importance in enriching their learning experiences and equipping them with essential skills that will lay a strong foundation for their academic journey and beyond. By exploring the expressive nature of music and understanding its significance, we can gain insight into why it holds such prominence in Year 1 and the various ways it contributes to a child’s growth and development during this pivotal stage of their education.
According to the Model Music Curriculum, by the end of Year 1, a child should know the following keywords :
Rhythm, Pulse, Tempo, Pitch, Chants, Rhymes, Call & Response & Body Percussion.
Here’s our best music resources to help your class along their way :