Portland Road, Halifax HX3 6LA West Yorkshire

01422 360646


St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We are Part of God's family; A unique gift. Faithful to God, United we excel.

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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At St Joseph's music is a highly valued subject, it supports our pupils in building a sense of community and they grow in confidence through shared performances and singing. It enables them to show their creativity through the compositions and sounds they make and helps us to build the cultural capital of our children.

The St Joseph's Music Curriculum is underpinned by Charanga. This helps support teachers knowledge and understanding when delivering key elements of the Music curriculum.

The units of Work comprise the of strands of musical learning which correspond with the National Curriculum for music:

Listening and Appraising
Musical Activities:
1. Warm-up Games
2. Optional Flexible Games
3. Singing
4. Playing instruments
5. Improvisation
6. Composition


We are especially proud that the children have access to extra-curricular musical experiences. Through Calderdale Music Trust, pupils can undertake music lessons on a whole host of instruments. These are private lessons that take place in school; parents agreed arrangement is with the Music Trust. Contact can be made via admin@calderdalemusictrust.org.uk or 01422 303060 for further information.

Key Stage 1 Music Curriculum

Key Stage 2 Music Curriculum