At Lyons Hall Primary School we offer a range additional extra curricular activities such as music lessons, swimming, school trips and various before and after school clubs.

Music Lessons
Listed below are a number of music lessons that take place within the school day. These lessons are available to all children at Lyons Hall who wish to learn to play a musical instrument. Essex Music Services offer competitive rates to Lyons Hall School so if your child is interested in playing a musical instrument please come along to the school office where further information is available. If you are in receipt of receiving free school meals entitlement you are also eligible for a discounted termly voucher -again for further information please come along to the school office to collect this.

Monday – Singing
Tuesday –Drums
Wednesday – Guitar/Violin/Piano/Keyboard
Thursday – Guitar/Piano/Keyboard/Brass
Friday – Saxophone/Clarinet/Recorder/Flute

Swimming Lessons
As part of the curriculum swimming lessons are offered to all children in Years 3 and 5 as we would like all children to be able to swim efficiently before they leave Lyons Hall Primary School in Year 6. These sessions take place on a Wednesday mornings running for approximately 7 – 10 weeks for each year group. They are held at our local swimming pool in Braintree and the children are taken to and from the swimming pool by a local reputible coach company each week.

A letter will be sent out at least two weeks prior to lessons taking place detailing which year group will be swimming, dates of lessons, the cost of these lessons and what the children are required to wear and take with them. Information regarding lessons will also be advertised on our weekly newsletter.

Sporting Clubs
Lyons Hall Primary School offer many sporting clubs to the children throughout the year for all year groups. These are as follows: Football for Boys and Girls, Netball, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Badminton, Street Cheer, Dancing, Pass Football, Cricket, Athletics, Gymnastics, Rounders, Cross Country, Multi Skills and Self Defence. Further information regarding these clubs can be obtained from the School Clubs link on this website, listings on the newsletter or by popping into the school office.

Music Clubs
Mrs Pritchard runs the school choir and practice take places every Monday held in the Library from 11.45am. This is club is open to all children from Years 3 to 6 wishing to join school school choir. Throughout the year the children get the opportunity of performing in the Barnardo’s Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in November and at the Civic Threatre, Chelmsford at the Junior Music Festival which takes place at the end of June and at various other singing events including our school concerts.

Orchestra Club is held in the school hall and is open to all children who can play a musical instrument and children who have music lessons in school. This club is run by Miss Ager and Mrs Pritchard every Thursday in the school hall from 3.15 – 4.15. The Orchestra will get the chance to play at our Carol Concert in December and at the Summer Music Concert held at school at the end of May.

School Educational Trips
Throughout the school year our children are given the opportunity to go on various school trips organised by the class teachers which are linked to the curriculum. This year and in previous years we have visited the following places:

Early Years – Gemma’s Farm/Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
Year 1 – Victorian Museum, Braintree/Abberton Reserviour
Year 2 – Colchester Castle/Seaside Visit/Colchester Zoo
Year 3 – Ipswich Museum/Mandir Temple
Year 4 – Colchester Castle, Kingswood Ashford
Year 5 – Royal Obserbatory, Greenwich
Year 6 – Duxford Air Museum/Aylmerton, Norfolk