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Music & MFL at SJSP


At St Jude and St Paul’s, we believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience, achieve and enjoy the subject of music. We believe very much in providing a rich and enjoyable Music education for all our pupils from EYFS to Year 6. Music is taught once a week by a specialist music teacher, Mr Allinson. We also have a visiting Brass tutor who leads weekly Trumpet and Trombone lessons for our Year 5 and 6 classes, who learn to play the instrument for two years. 

Music is fantastic for our pupil’s well-being. A high-quality music education inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence and creativity.

Through responding to and playing a wide range of music/instruments, the children are helped to understand how sounds are made, changed and organised.  The children develop an understanding of musical processes including learning about and reading relevant musical symbols and notation. The children understand how music is influenced by history, time and place of origin.

The teaching of music at St Jude and St Paul’s develops skills and attitudes which can support learning in other curriculum areas e.g. listening skills, concentration levels, perseverance, self-confidence, creativity, respect and sensitivity towards others.

Modern Foreign Language (MFL)

Our Modern Foreign Language is Spanish and this is taught from Reception to Year 6. The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing are taught and all necessary grammar covered in an age-appropriate way using a range of interactive videos and recordings, games and songs.

This enables pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language. We wish for all pupils to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, and find them enjoyable and stimulating.

We aim for children to progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge which is organised around age-appropriate topics and themes.