To create a musical atmosphere within school that makes music an enjoyable learning experience. Through singing, pupils will develop the ability to listen to each other and learn about the structure and organisation of music. Pupils will develop an appreciation of different music genres and cultures, as well as how music can be used as an expressive tool. As children progress, they will develop descriptive skills in music lessons and become literate with musical terminology. We aim to provide a music curriculum which will encourage children to enjoy singing, composing and performing in front of an audience.
'He who sings, prays twice' St Augustine.
At St Joseph’s, music is an exceptionally important part of the Catholic life of our school. We sing together in collective worships, assemblies and our School Masses. We are lucky to have a strong link with the Leeds Catholic Diocesan Music Service and our Year 4 and 5's are taught by one of their expert teachers once a week. As of 2020 St Joseph's started a school choir for KS2.
St Joseph's currently use a programme called 'Sing Up' https://www.singup.org/about-us to help teachers delivers the Singing section of the Musical Curriculum whilst also giving our students the opportunities to; learn to sing well and enjoy singing, develop musical skills and understanding, experience the wider learning and developmental benefits that singing provide.
Progression Steps and Long Term Plan
Congratulations are in order!
We are so proud of our children in Year 3 and 4 for their amazing Autumn reports!
Please read below.
A special thank you goes to Mr Bruce and the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme for all your hard work.
Links to videos of our singing sessions can be found on our school Twitter feed:
Performing & Instrumental Performance
At St Joseph's children are given opportunities to perform in both music lessons and in school assemblies. We have a full set of ukeleles, acoustic guitars and precussion instruments to mean children can perform using both tuned and un-tuned instruments.
Children are encouraged to listen to a wide range of music. Through our music lessons they will be given the chance to listen to; a wide range of genres, traditional to modern songs and music from different to cultures.
Below is a sample of the types of music children will listen to in the academic year.