At St Joseph’s we believe in ensuring all pupils will be able to:
- perform, listen to, review and evaluate music
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations
At St Joseph’s our intention is to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music. We want the children to develop their self-confidence and creativity within the lesson and provide them with opportunities in the wider community.
Music will be taught by the music specialist within St Joseph’s on a weekly basis throughout KS1 and KS2. In the Early Years it is taught by the class teachers/teaching assistants weekly and through continuous provision.
During lunchtime, the children will listen to a wide range of music enabling them to appreciate different genres whilst improving their listening skills.
The whole school will have many opportunities to perform in the wider community for example:
- Young Voices
- Chorley Big Sing
- Singing Extravaganza
- Choir performances
The children at St Joseph’s demonstrate a love for music. They are able to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. Given the opportunities our school provides, the children are then able to progress on to their next stage of musicianship.
High quality music education enables lifelong participation in, and enjoyment of, music. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and to make music with others.
Our key provider for tuition is Lancashire Music Service who are able to provide pupils with the opportunity to engage with music using a variety of instruments.
We provide free tuition for one KS2 class each year so that all pupils will have the opportunity to learn and experience a musical instrument. Currently, our Year 3 pupils are learning to play the ukulele.
We also give KS2 pupils the opportunity to purchase extra curricular music for clarinet, keyboard, guitar and flute. Many of our pupils partake in these classes and the majority go on to take exams in their chosen instrument.