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Music Co-ordinator: Mr M Bawn

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A highquality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.


With the help of KMS (Kingston Music Service), we are delighted to announce that we will continue to use and deliver 'Charanga' training across the school. Charanga is an online tool used by all teachers across the school for the quality delivery of music in all year groups. Charanga allows for specific delivery of all areas relevant to musical development for children aged between 4 - 11, with full coverage of music national curriculum steps and expectations. The growing number of songs, instruments and topics covered within Charanga has helped make the delivery of music much more secure. 

National Curriculum Aims: 

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.

Music at our School

Music is enjoyed across the whole school as part of their curriculum and in Years 4 & 5 we have music specialist teachers from Kingston Music Service teaching Recorders (Y4, 3 and 2) and Ukuleles (Y5) on a weekly basis.

In addition:

  • Specialist singing workshops with David Condray (Y3, 4, 5 and 6) from All Saints Church Choir.
  • We perform at the Music Festival at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
  • We have created close links with musical organisations in our area, including: K3A Orchestra, local musician Tom Speight and many more. 


Private Piano Lessons

Some of our children have 1:1 Piano lessons with Mrs Grellier, a piano teacher, on a weekly basis. These lessons take place during the school day, in our school chapel, on our school piano. When the students are ready they sit their music exam with ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). The children perform a piano concert to their parents once a year (Autumn term.)



Please find below our intent, implementation and impact for the delivery of music at St Joseph's.

Please see photos and videos below of all our musical exploits at St Joseph's. 

Y5 had the honour of visiting the K3A Orchestra in Kingston, watching them perform classical pieces from composers such as Bach and Chopin