If you have already registered for the 2023 Infant Music Festivals, click 'Resources for Teachers' above to access the password protected resources for teachers.
The Infant Music Festivals take place annually in November and are aimed at Key Stage One.
Each year’s festival content is themed around a picture book. There are songs to learn and a pack with flexible music activities, fully supported with recordings and whiteboard resources, suitable for specialist or non-specialist teachers and forming the basis for a term’s music curriculum content for Key Stage One.
The festivals themselves are events that take place in primary schools across the borough (you can also apply to be a host school). A timetable of dates and host schools is sent out once all the participating schools are confirmed, early in the autumn term, so that you can choose preferred dates and venues. The idea is that everyone can go somewhere local for their festival.
At the festival, we read the book and sing our shared songs together, and schools have the opportunity to perform their own items for each other. The festivals are informal, collaborative and supportive. Children of that age love to share their work and to meet children from other schools - they are often amazed that everyone knows the same songs!
The cost of taking part includes access to all of the resources, a copy of the picture book and the festival itself. Support is also available with teaching the materials. If requested, festival leader Ros can pay you a visit and support you, or lead a session with your children (also included in the cost). The 2023 festivals cost £125-175 depending on size of school.
To apply, complete the form below. If you have extra questions before applying, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Applications are open from the end of the summer term.