Why Teach Music?
Hetton Lyons Primary School has a long tradition of music.
We recognise that if we want our children to develop a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning we need to provide them with a curriculum that is broad. We want our curriculum to be broad and include first hand experiences that are rich in music culture and art.
How is music taught in school?
Music is taught on a weekly basis in school. Miss Taylor, our peripatetic music teacher, spends time in each year group every week delivering whole class instrumental and vocal teaching. These are our music focusses in each year group for the Autumn Term:
Reception - Singing
Year 1 - Singing and percussion
Year 2 - Singing and percussion
Year 3 - Ocarina
Year 4 - Recorders
Year 5 - Ukulele
Year 6 - Singing
We also have small group tuition for a variety of instruments for children in Key Stage 2 to access. Mr Moon teaches woodwind, Mr Langthorne teaches brass, Mr Wake teaches percussion and Mr Smith teachers guitar. If you would like any further information regarding our small group tuition, please speak to the school office.
Our School Band meet after school every Wednesday.
Singing is an important part of the music curriculum and is intergated throughout the wider curriculum. All children take part in a weekly singing assembly with Miss Taylor and singing is used in a range of subjects to consolidate learning. School Choir takes place every Thursday after school for children in Year 2 to Year 6.
We offer small group tuition for a variety of instruments for children in Key Stage 2 to access. Mr Moon teaches woodwind, Mr Langthorne teaches brass, Mr Wake teaches percussion and Mr Smith teachers guitar. If you would like any further information regarding our small group tuition, please speak to the school office.
Our School Band meet after school every Wednesday. This gives children who have lessons with the music peripatetic teachers the chance to play in a group. We also offer children the opportunity to sit Royal School of Music Exams.
This year, Year 6 are taking part in the Durham Cathedral Schools Singing Project. This is an amazing opportunity for our children and we are really looking forward to it!
We will also be taking part in the annual local event Infantasia. Last year our school hosted this event and it was a great success!
We are looking forward to taking part in Sunderland Sings again in the Summer Term. Year 4 took part in this last year at Sunderland Empire and a great time was had by all involved!
As a school we have very successful links with Houghton Area Youth Band. They meet every Saturday at our school 10am - 12pm and provide children with a fantastic opportunity to develop their skills with a wide group of young people. The band are always on the look out for new players and welcome all to come along, regardless of experience or ability.
Sunderland Youth Choir is open to any young person who is passionate about singing with no audition process to join. It's a brilliant opportunity to meet likeminded young people, sing together and have the chance to perform at events across the city. They meet every Monday 5:30pm - 7:30pm.