The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas. The aim of this document is to help subject leaders to understand how the skills taught across EYFS feed into national curriculum subjects.
This document demonstrates which statements from the 2020 Development Matters are prerequisite skills for music within the national curriculum. The table below outlines the most relevant statements taken from the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS statutory framework and the Development Matters age ranges for Three and Four-Year-Olds and Reception to match the programme of study for music.
The most relevant statements for music are taken from the following areas of learning:
Communication and Language
Expressive Arts and Design
their ideas and feelings.
and developing their ability to represent them.
Arts and Design
Being Imaginative and Expressive