Leaps & Bounds

What is Leaps & Bounds?

Leaps and Bounds is Edsential’s creative music-making programme for EYFS and Key Stage 1 children, in private and school-based settings.

Inspired by a Youth Music project, we can deliver exciting and progressive sessions for young children, exploring classroom topics and musical skills through practical and inclusive music-making.

We are currently pursuing new grant funding to support young children, their families/carers at risk of developmental delay due to economic hardship and social barriers to integration through a creative music programme – please email music@edsential.co.uk if you are able to support this initiative.

Our experienced tutors can also deliver a live, or online / streamed, performance for EYFS and KS 1 classes in the Hall, combining stories and nursery rhymes and bespoke arrangements of classical, folk, jazz, world music pieces to inspire young listeners, with carefully-planned activities for teachers to explore with the children before and after the performance.

PPA Music for EYFS & Key Stage 1

A weekly programme delivering creative music for EYFS and Key Stage 1, covering Early Learning Goals and / or National Curriculum Music outcomes, subject to the age and stage of the class. Teachers will gain practical ideas in planning and delivering music education for early years children and pupils will take part in movement based singing games, listen to and respond to live music played by the Edsential musician and explore the interrelated dimensions of music with high quality percussion instruments.

Schools may opt for a team-taught or PPA delivery

Leaps and Bounds Roadshow

This exciting, live performance brings well-known stories and rhymes to life through music and narration. Our musicians combine favourite traditional tales with carefully-selected pieces of music from a range of genres to encourage young listeners in exploring music through listening, interactive activities and playing along. Teachers will receive a pdf of pre-visit and post-performance ideas to extend the ideas presented by the musicians to use in the classroom.

Leaps and Bounds At Home

During the Covid-19 pandemic, our tutors created a series of pdfs to support children’s musical learning in school with teachers and at home with families. We are pleased to share these resources to encourage parents, carers and education practitioners to explore creative music making with their young children.

Rivers and Seas

Garden Flowers

Action Rhymes

On the Farm

Colour Rhymes

Foods we like

Starry Night