Curriculum > Music

An overview of the learning throughout the year is available here.

Welcome to our Music page

We are extremely proud of the music here at St Joseph’s. Music is a lively and integrated part of St Joseph’s school life, and we recognize that it is an important part of a child’s development.
Musical talent is encouraged in all children, and class music lessons for all year groups aim to develop singing, playing, composing and listening skills, along with enthusiasm for music.
Much of the curricular work leads to concert performances or recordings. Every child in the school is involved in music performance at various stages of their time here.
Our regular school masses, liturgies and assemblies all encourage singing, and pupils at this school are known for the high standard, quality and love of singing.
Children take part in a wide and exciting range of extra-curricular activities; these include school band, St Joseph’s singers, Djembe Drumming, Boys Barbershop, recorder club, performing arts, String Ensemble and Guitar Club.
We have a team of peripatetic teachers at our school offering the pupils from year 3 upwards the opportunity to learn an instrument of their choice.

60 children performed in our first ever Spring Music Concert on 7th March. The concert included performances from Choir, Year 5/6 Singers, School Band, Djembe Club, String Orchestra, Guitar pupils and several solo items. Here are a just a few highlights from the concert.

Year 3 have all been learning Brass instruments with Mr Penfold from Soundstorm. Here are they are right at the beginning of their lessons. They are looking forward to performing a concert on March 23rd.

Year 6 have been learning to use Imachine on the iPads to create their own Electronic Dance Music tracks. The pupils created their own drum beats, bass lines and loops. They experimented with different layers and structure to create their own songs. You can see what Imachine looks like and hear some examples of their work.