Year 5 Performing Arts Day at Horbury Academy
Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee
We celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with a range of activities and events including a parade and singing assembly in the school hall. We sang ‘The National Anthem,’ ‘Wavin Flag’ and ‘We are having a street party.’
Young Voices 2022
Mrs Mower and our ’Young Voices’ attended Sheffield Arena to celebrate 25 years of ‘Young Voices!’
Easter Tree Service
An Easter service was held around the tree which was decorated with Easter and spring decorations. The pupils and staff sang a variety of Easter songs including our favourite ‘Spring Chicken.’
Christmas Tree Service
On the 11th November, we held a Remembrance service in our school garden area. During the service, our head boy and girl read the poem ‘Flanders Fields,’ Faye in 5W played the ‘Last Post’ and the children and staff sang our ‘We will remember song.’ The two minutes silence was observed at 11am.
We have many instrument lessons taking place in school including: brass, woodwind, guitar, ukulele, percussion and violin.
Things we do
The choir have sung at St Mary’s church at Harvest, Christmas and for Education Sunday.
We have taken part in the Young Voices concert at Sheffield arena.
Key Stage 1 and 2 visit St Mary’s Church to celebrate both Harvest and Christmas, listening to speakers and singing our favourite songs and carols.
We have received the Sing Up Gold Award for the very high standard of singing across school.
Peripatetic music teachers visit the school each week to give individual and group instrumental lessons. Currently 148 of our Key Stage 2 children take part in instrument lessons.
Both singers and instrumental players have the opportunity to take part in the Horbury Pyramid Music Day, where children from the schools sing play and then perform for friends and family.
We also hold a yearly Musical Evening where the children can perform again showcasing their talents.