Every child at St Josephs engages in quality music education from Nursery through to Year 6. In the Early Years, music is incorporated into daily routines as well as being taught as a stand-alone subject. In KS1 and KS2 children participate in weekly music lesson with a specialist music teacher.
We are fortunate at St Josephs to be able to welcome Rock It Music to our school 3 times a week to support our music curriculum. The wonderful Miss Scoines not only works with children from Nursery all the way through to Year 6, she also plays for our assemblies and hymn practices.
Here are a few words from their Director John Baugh
Rock It Music Projects Ltd is delighted to be associated with St Joseph's Catholic Primary School.
Our schemes of work are very much performance based, with every child having the opportunity to learn to play a variety of musical instruments, from Caribbean Steel Drums, to keyboards and ukuleles.
Whilst rock and pop music play a big part in our teaching, film themes and classical music are also taught and students get the chance to compose their own pieces, as well as learning improvisation and notation. Children are encouraged to sing and are invited to lead the class using microphones and technology. Of course, music is for sharing, so we are keen to support concerts, both in school and also the wider community.
Each year a London College of Music examiner visits school and assesses the classes' performance. The qualification gained is accredited and we are proud that St Joseph's students have achieved GCSE equivalent grades over recent years. An outstanding achievement.
Throughout the school year, our team of teaching staff never lose sight of our Company motto:
Making Music - Having Fun.
Education Manager/Director RMP Ltd
Teaching music can have numerous benefits for children from helping with behaviour and confidence to encouraging creativity and learning skills that can be used across many subjects
This short video explains nicely why music is so important in schools. It introduce some of the ways music can help learning - including team working, life skills, behaviour, creativity and pure enjoyment.
This is why we provide the children with such amazing music oportunities at St Josephs.