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Hampshire Music Service

World Music and the Primary Curriculum

World music workshops and residencies give a fresh approach to delivering Primary Curriculum. Children from YR upwards develop musical understanding and skills through ensemble playing and practical musical making. Workshops are differentiated according to the age and experience of the children, making every session an inclusive opportunity.

World music workshops give children the experience of playing together, promoting teamwork, as well as the personal skills of listening, following instructions and the development of bilateral co-ordination.

Particular curriculum features of world music workshops include:

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Duration: distinguish between rhythm and beat

Key Stage 2

Duration: consolidate understanding of metre

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

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