At Norton Primary School music is taught creatively and has a strong practical focus. We want children to feel energised with musical opportunities presented to them. Students are encouraged to bring enthusiasm and a great attitude to every music session and we are proud of their achievements.
Music Curriculum Lessons
Mr. Cole joins us each week and teaches all year groups except for Year Five. Music planning and lessons are linked to class curriculum topics which brings creativity to the musical skills taught. Children are encouraged to have 'ownership' over pieces created and are motivated performing these compositions!
In Year Five everyone is given the chance to learn a musical instrument. Currently these lessons are Clarinet and a teacher from the 'County Music Service' visits us weekly.
Following on from Year Five, children are invited to continue with their instrument in Year Six. At this stage parents can pay for this continued tuition.
Mr. Cole runs ukulele club every Monday across the lunchtime session for children in key stage 2. The children enjoy learning melodies and using chords as an accompaniment for a range of songs! We are fortunate to have a set of good quality ukuleles for children to use in school. These instruments are also used in our music curriculum lessons for melodic or rhythmic playing in key stage 2. Please do get in touch if you would like your child to be involved!
Our school choir meet on a Monday after school. Mr. Cole and Mrs. Webb lead the session and want children to develop a real love for singing! Children attending are introduced to a varied program of songs and are encouraged to share songs of their own. They are frequently used in a 'teaching role' sharing their growing skills in assemblies and inspiring the school community. We look forward to many performances throughout the year. Come and join us!