St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’


Under the Sea: Musical Vocabulary

Under the Sea


Children will complete under the sea movements, chanting and the playing of tuned percussion instruments. They will create pitches and rhythms and perform their piece of music. 

Animals: Classical Music, Dynamics and Tempo



In this unit, children learn about classical music. They are able to keep a steady pulse, play call or response and sing in time, from memory, with some accuracy. 

By the Sea: Vocal and Body Sounds Knowledge Organiser

By The Sea 


Children identify descriptive sounds within music and are able to explain why they are moving that way. They are also able to control instruments and voices to make loud and quiet sounds. 

Superheroes: Pitch and Tempo Knowledge Organiser



Children learn how to identify high and low notes and to compose a simple tune, children investigate how tempo changes help tell a story and make music more exciting.

Fairy Tales: Timbre and Rhythmic Patterns Knowledge Organiser

Fairy Tales 


Through fairy tales, children are introduced to the concept of timbre; learning that different sounds can represent characters and key moments in a story.

All About Me: Pulse and Rhythm Knowledge Organiser

All About Me 


Children learn to identify the difference between the pulse and rhythm of a song and consolidate their understanding of these concepts through listening and performing activities.