Music at St Joseph’s
Music is at the heart of our school at St Joseph’s. We use music throughout the school day in activities such as collective worship, RE, maths, PE and so much more! Music during assemblies brings us all together as a school to worship and celebrate achievements.
Many children take part in extra curricular music lessons at St Josephs, with many external teachers coming in to teach. Lessons include singing, piano, flute and African drumming!
School is also very fortunate to have Mr Jennings come into school on a Tuesday to deliver music lessons for each class from Year 3 to Year 6. The pupils love having music lessons and learning from such a talented, enthusiastic teacher. Please see below for comments from some children regarding their lessons with Mr Jennings. The children are also very fortunate to have Mr Jennings running an after school club on Tuesday with Mr Jennings to create a choir. This club runs Tuesdays, from 3:15-4:15.
“Music at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School helps the children grow in confidence, work as a team, solve problems and express themselves. Music should be fun and a release from the other more academic subjects in school. It inspires young minds, builds confidence and nurtures talents.” Mr Jennings, Music Teacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
Harvest Liturgy Rehearsals
We have begun our Harvest Liturgy rehearsals today with Mr Jennings and the children raised the roof! We always love singing and worshiping God at the same time and the songs we have chosen, mixed with instruments and dances/actions really brought such an enjoyable and ‘feel good’ atmosphere! Thank you, as always, to Mr Jennings!
Harvest Festival Service at St James’ Church.
On Sunday 14th October, some of the children who take part in the school choir were invited to take part in the harvest service at St James’ church. We were invited to sing the song ‘Lean on Me’ alongside 3 other schools in Wetherby. The children were excellent at singing the song and representing our school. The children were asked to read a prayer for the church too and did so brilliantly. A big well done to the children who took part and represented St Joseph’s!
Year 5 Music Lessons
In Year 5, each Thursday an Art Forms teacher comes in to work on a range of musical skills with the children. So far, the children have been exploring body percussion and Bamboo Tamboo instruments. The children are enjoying themselves whilst learning a range of rhythms, beats and musical patterns.