Our vision for music is that we provide every child with high quality music experiences which engage and inspire them.  We provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music and to appreciate a variety of music styles.  We aim for every child to leave Ouston Primary School with a range of musical skills, knowledge and an understanding and love of music which they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Music Curriculum

All children from Nursery to Year 6 receive music lessons from the Kapow music scheme. The learning within this scheme is based on:

  • Listening
  • Composing
  • Singing and Performing.
  • The History of Music

The lessons are designed to incorporate the aims of the National Curriculum and often link to class topics.

In addition to class lessons, children have the opportunity to participate in extra musical activities such as

  • Weekly whole school singing practice
  • Key Stage 2 choir
  • String instrument tuition
  • Brass instrument tuition
  • Year 5 – Samba drumming
  • Year 6 – School of Rock and Pop
  • Durham Brass Festival performance

Additionally, there are several points every year in which we celebrate our school’s musical talent.  These opportunities include:

  • Harvest Festival assemblies
  • Christmas Nativities
  • Class Assemblies
  • The Big Play (Durham Music Service)
  • Choir performances at Durham Cathedral and within the local community
  • Year 6 Celebration Evening

Privacy Policy

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Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.