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                             “We are committed to a philosophy which
                               promotes excellence whilst enabling all
                             students to experience the joy of the Arts.”

Music Leader = Mrs Nikki Crosby-Peers

Y6 Subject Ambassador= Grace

At Orston Primary School we strive to cultivate a real enjoyment of music and aim to deliver high quality music teaching, supporting and encouraging all children to achieve their full potential.


At Orston Primary School we believe that Music is a unique form of communication and is an integral part of our culture. It provides an important medium to help children understand themselves and relate to others and the wider world.


We are very proud to be the Rushcliffe Singing Hub School for the Nottinghamshire Music Hub! As a Singing Hub School, we have been chosen to assist primary schools in our locality in creating and implementing their own singing strategies. Each year we support Inspire and the Nottinghamshire Music Hub by attending a Mark De Lisser workshop, concerts and workshops with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the Halle concert to name a view. We thrive on our work with Inspire and feel very privileged to be able to provide our children with such wonderful opportunities. 


In the Early Years every day is a musical day...Just ask the children and Mrs Crosby! Music is taught as part of the Expressive Art & Design strand of the Early Years Foundation Stage and through all topics that children are engaged in. In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we follow the National Curriculum. In Key Stage 1, children learn key music skills through a variety of musical activities including composition, music appreciation and playing instruments. Year 2 also have the opportunity to begin to experience playing the toot in the Spring and Summer terms in preparation for their transition to Key Stage 2. In Key stage 2, all children take part in Whole Class music teaching delivered by Inspire. Children in Years 3 and 4 learn to play the toot, children in Year 5 learn the dood and children in Year 6 learn the clarinet. These lessons also include music appreciation, singing, music theory and composition. Playing an instrument is such a wonderful skill to have and we believe all our children should have the opportunity to do so. 


At Orston, performing is a key part of our music curriculum and enrichment. We love our Christmas Nativity and Christmas performances and also enjoy planning our parent shares where children learning an instrument have the opportunity to showcase what they have been learning. Our Key Stage 2 production is always one that is not to be missed with all children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 being involved. We sing together in every assembly and our popular 'Snack & Sing' choir is a feature of many school events. 


"There is music in every child. The teachers job is to find and nurture it."


Singing Hub projects have included: Attendance at‘The art of Being Brilliant’ an Andy Cope musical written for Nottinghamshire Singing Hub Schools, several workshop concerts with NYCGB (National Youth Choir of Great Britain); Years 3,4,5 and 6 attend the Mark De Lisser singing workshop at Southwell Minster and at Kelham Hall; Year 4 attend workshops and perform each year with the Halle Orchestra; Y5 perform each year with 4000 other young people through a Young Voices concert; Foundation and Y1 pupils spent an afternoon with Opera North at the Royal Concert Hall, as an introduction to opera music.