Early Years Learning with Sound & Music
Poco a Poco is an EYFS learning intervention using targeted music activities to support the language & communication development of children at risk of delay.
Poco a Poco has been developed over 4 years in partnership with Houghton Community Nursery, Valley Road Community Primary School, Highfield Community Primary School and Bernard Gilpin Primary School, with funding support from the National Foundation of Youth Music.
The resulting activities are tried and tested, and have benefited greatly from the input of early years practitioners, and children. The EYFS framework is embedded throughout Poco activities, and formative assessment shows that targeted intervention using the approach accelerates learning; particularly in the areas of Personal, Social & Emotional Behaviour and Communication & Language.
“One little girl didn’t speak much or interact with any of the other children, but as soon as she’s in the session her face lights up and she’s one of the loudest singing and dancing, she just loves it. She’s come right out of her shell.”
Rachel Fairclough, Nursery Practitioner, Highfield Community Primary School
Visit our Poco a Poco website for access to FREE resources. https://pocoapoco.education/explore/