Heathfield is very proud of the emphasis placed on music tuition in school.
All Year 4 children access the Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) for stringed instruments and are learning either the cello, violin or viola with expert tuition from Nottingham Music Hub.
We also offer small group tuition in the violin, viola, cello and guitar for those children in Years 5 and 6 who show a particular strength during the WCET sessions or an interest in learning an instrument at a greater depth.
Parents are invited into WCET showcases in Spring and Summer so they can see the progress being made. Children are entered for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Grade 1 or Grade 2 at the end of each year and there have been many successes over the years, with passes, merits and distinctions. Some children also take part in Area Band, which encourages children to be part of an orchestra and perform in concerts.
Talent is also shared in our Star of the Week assembly. Willing volunteers (children and staff) have the opportunity to perform to the whole school at the start and end of the assembly.
Our choir participates in the popular Young Voices concert every year and the children become immersed in learning all the songs along with the dance moves. They particularly look forward to learning the Pop Medley. Additionally, choir becomes involved in many initiatives that the Nottingham Music Hub lead on. There are many opportunities both in school and within the community for our children to showcase their talents.