At Norton we are really fortunate with all of the opportunities available with regards to Music.
In Class Lessons
Mrs Steggles joins us each week and teaches all year groups apart from Year Five (See Separate). Where possible Mrs Steggles links her lessons to each class' topic. Everyone has the chance to learn and develop songs which are then shared during class assembly to parents and carers.
In Year Five everyone is given the chance to learn a musical instrument. Currently these lessons are mixed strings and a teacher from county comes in weekly.
Following on from Year Five, children are invited to continue with their instrument in Year Six. At this stage parents can pay if they choose for their child to continue these lessons.
Mrs Baxter comes in twice a week offering piano lessons to pupils during the school day. She timetables the lessons so that the children are taken out of different class lessons each week. This is to ensure they are not consistently missing the same lesson. Parents pay Mrs Baxter directly for these lessons. These lessons are extremely popular and so there is often a waiting list. If you're interested make sure you speak to the office for contact details.
We now also offer the chance to be part of a rock band. We currently have five bands in school and have a band leader in to offer weekly lessons. The band have the chance come up with their own name and choose the song to learn. Being a part of a band means they need to work together and has shown a real boost in confidence in some children. At the end of each term they have a concert performing to the rest of the school. The band's parents are also invited to share the concert. As with piano lessons the lessons are in a rolling timetable. Parents liaise with and pay Rocksteady music directly. More information can be found on the link below.