Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Elder
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details

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Music is understanding how to express yourself creatively through sound and silence.



Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression and it can play an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects our culture and society, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world they live in.



At St Joseph's, we subscribe to the Lancashire Music Hub resources which allows us access to a wide range of music and support for the whole school. Through the different topics we aim to provide the children with key skills such as; 

· knowing and understanding how sounds are made and then organised into musical structures;

· knowing how music is made through a variety of instruments;

· knowing how music is composed and written down;

· knowing how music is influenced by the time, place and purpose for which it was written;

· developing the interrelated skills of performing, composing and appreciating music.


In Keystage Two, we are beginning to move away from Charanga and have begun to develop our own units of work using our own skills progression document and linked more to the topics taught in class.  

For more information about the different exciting topics we cover, please see the curriculum overview at the bottom of this page.


How can I help my child learn well in this subject? 

Experiencing many different genres of music, discussing these with your children and encouraging them to sing are all excellent ideas for developing their musical knowledge and skills.  If they are in Y4-6, encourage them to take up playing a musical instrument or join the Stacksteads Brass Band!


If you are looking to take lessons to learn a musical instrument, visit to register interest in lessons with a peripatetic teacher from Lancashire Music Service. 


External Links

Lancashire Music Hub

Stacksteads Band


Who can I speak to for more information, or if I wish to discuss my child's progress in this subject?

Please speak to Ms Walsh as Subject Lead or your child's class teacher.