Hans Christian Anderson – ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’
Bono – ‘Music can change the world because it can change people.’
At St Joseph the worker we are committed to creating a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity; music. We are dedicated to ensuring that every child receives a high-quality music education that provides every child with quality musical experiences which will engage and inspire, fostering their musical talent.
We believe music provides the opportunity for personal expression and it can play an integral part in the personal development of an individual. Music reflects our culture and society and the teaching and learning of it enables children to better understand the world in which they live.
We aim for every child to leave St Joseph The Worker with a range of musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
The National Curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians;
- learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence;
- understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
The Beat Goes On
Stomp style body percussion!
Bring The Noise
Free primary school music, songs and resources for teachers, pupils and parents. For EY and KS1 with plenty of activities, tips, games, warm ups, SEND guidance and ideas to try at home.
Camerata Mini Music Makers
Practical music making activities with professional musicians. You will also learn a little bit about the instruments they play.
Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/manccamerata or via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCamerata /
Marvellous Musical Podcasts – David Walliams
There are 10 episodes looking at different composers, musicians and instruments and are delivered in a humorous and informative style with plenty of good music listening clips.
Blue Peter Music Badge
This is surprisingly easy to earn and the badge is designed by Ed Sheeran! https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/bp-music-badge?collection=blue-peter-badges