St Stephen's Infant School

St Stephen's Infant School

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Welcome to

St Stephen's Infant School

  1. Learning
  2. Curriculum
  3. Music


Big Picture - Talk like a Musician

Music is great for our wellbeing. It can build self-esteem and help us to calm through breathing techniques and stress relief. We can be creative and express emotions. You can be musical by yourself or work with others. When we perform we use our memory and a range of senses to showcase skills and develop confidence.


At St Stephen’s Infant School, we want to make music an enjoyable learning experience and for our curriculum to empower children to become creative, independent, and resilient. Music is one of the central building blocks of any culture and the shared knowledge of music is crucial cultural capital in understanding where we come from and our place in the world. We want to equip children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the music National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities and experiences of later life by embedding music as a part of school life.  We provide a progressive curriculum, crafted to ensure progression and repetition in terms of embedding and intertwining key learning, knowledge, and skills.  Our commitment to keeping music firmly on the map at St Stephens enables each pupil to grow and flourish musically at their own pace.

Musical skills are taught progressively from EYFS to Year 2. Our curriculum equips children with a wide range of musical skills and vocabulary. In addition we have weekly singing assemblies to develop a repertoire of familiar songs. Children have access to music in assemblies, in the classroom and in the playground.  We sing at 2 local nursing homes and have links with both Bristol and Bath Spa University’s Music Departments who have performed for us. We regularly have musical visitors in from sea shanty bands to steel pan workshops.                                                                                              

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Music at St. Stephen's Infants