‘My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music’. (Psalm 57:7)
At St Joseph’s, we believe that music is a unique language that every child should have the opportunity to learn and enjoy. It is a vehicle for personal expression and can be instrumental in maintaining both mental health and personal development also.
Music is a key way in which children can begin to understand the world around them. It is not only a sociable subject, but can also be a highly demanding and challenging subject to learn; which is why we strive to allow all of our children at St Joseph’s school to reach their full potential in their music learning.
Many musical opportunities are offered to children at St Joseph’s such as:
- A KS2 school choir.
- Year 4 learning Ukulele for a term from a professional Ukulele teacher.
- ‘Furthering Talent’ programme offered to PP children, enabling them to learn Ukulele for an extra 2 years.
- Rocksteady teaching our children how to play in a rock band.
- Independent keyboard and guitar teaching in school.
- Weekly singing assemblies for KS1 and KS2.
At St Joseph’s School, we aim to make every music experience an enjoyable one. We encourage our children to enjoy singing, performing and composing both in music lessons and in the day to day life of the school. St Joseph’s School uses ‘Charanga’ as our scheme of learning, and all classes enjoy using charanga in their lessons.
We really strive for our children to leave St Joseph’s having developed a life-long love of music.