St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Live, Love and Learn with the Lord

Station Road, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9JG, United Kingdom

01937 832344



At St Joseph's we are committed to providing exciting learning experiences and for this academic year (2020-21), we will be offering Ukulele lessons for all Key Stage Two pupils and weekly percussion lessons for our younger pupils.

Skills Progression

Knowledge Progression

Purpose of study


  • is a powerful, unique form of communication and is a vehicle for self-expression
  • is an integral part of all cultures, past and present
  • develops concentration, perseverance, co-ordination and memory
  • promotes co-operation, a sense of group identity and togetherness
  • increases self-discipline and creativity, sensitivity and fulfilment
  • can inspire and motivate


We recognise music as something that develops the whole child by providing a practical, co-operative and enjoyable experience, which every pupil can access at some level. We aim for all children to be given the opportunity to:

  • enjoy music that they create themselves
  • have the chance to develop musically at their own level and pace
  • develop understanding and knowledge of music through making, listening to and responding to a wide range of musical styles from different times and cultures;
  • provide activities that develop musical concepts and skills sequentially
  • listen to a variety of music (recorded or played live)
  • perform musically to a wider audience, e.g. class assemblies, school productions,
  • be inspired to develop a life-long appreciation of the subject.

In addition to the above, in line with the Henley Review 2012, we aim to:

  • provide children with a broad music education, which includes performing, composing, listening, reviewing and evaluating music
  • make singing a part of every child’s school life through all the key stages
  • we aim to give every child in key stage 2 the opportunity to learn an instrument
  • offer opportunities for progression, with the aim of making musical instrument tuition available for those who desire it


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