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Music is taught as part of the currciulum at Westways and incorporate elements of performing, composing, listening and appraising.  In 2019/2020, all children in Year 2 will be learning to play the ukulele.

Music Lessons

Peripatetic teachers from Sheffield Music Service attend school on a weekly basis to teach a variety of musical instruments to children in Years 1 to 6.  There is a charge for these lessons.

There are a range of instruments that children can learn at school and includes:

  • Keyboard/Piano (Year 1 upwards)
  • Violin (Year 3 upwards)
  • Cello (Year 3 upwards)
  • Guitar (Year 3 upwards)
  • Brass (Year 3 upwards with the exception of trombone which is usually Year 4 upwards)
  • Flute (Year 4 upwards)

There are many music groups run by Sheffield Music Hub which take place out of school. For more information click here.


On Tuesday after school there is orchestra - run by Jack Lowe - for all pupils who can play an instrument (regardless of ability) at no charge.  Please contact the school office for more information.


Key Stage 2 choir performed at Sheffield Cathedral at the 'Carols by Candlelight' event.