Primary Music Network



available FREE from 12 April 2021.

Sadly, due to the pandemic, this year’s Hallé for Youth concerts were unable to take place live at The Bridgewater Hall and Sheffield City Hall.

We are delighted to let you know on 12th April we will be releasing a FREE online concert for Primary Schools, Hallé for Youth 2021, Once upon a Time… the next best thing to a live concert!

Featuring the world famous Hallé performing Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel.
Introduced by Tom Redmond and presented by members of the orchestra
Listen to Ravel’s musical snapshots for stories from Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb,Laideronnette – Empress of the Pagodas, Beauty and the Beast and The Fairy Garden
Filmed at Hallé St Peter’s, the Hallé’s home in Ancoats, Manchester
Meet some of the musicians and their instruments
The concert lasts approximately 30 minutes and can be enjoyed across the age ranges. The music also lends itself as a starting point for a cross curricular creative arts project.

We will email the concert link to you on 12th April. The link will also be available on our website or by searching YouTube.

The Hallé Concerts Society is a Registered Charity No. 223882



Hallé Concerts Society, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester M1 5HA


Primary Network Meeting

Now that we have an opportunity to settle into the challenges of the sprig term, lock down and blended learning provisions, I am pleased to be able to release a date for the next Primary Network Meeting.  This will be held over Zoom on Tuesday 2nd March 4pm-5pm.  The suggested agenda is:

•            What’s the Bradford picture?

                             A chance to share experiences of your approach in school, what has been successful, what has been the challenges.

•            Resources available

                             A discussion around resources that have been useful plus additional suggestions from the Music Hub

•            Music Education Conference

•            AOB

If you would like to participate, please register your interest by emailing and an access code will be sent to you.

To access the power point and resources list from this meeting, please click Primary Network 2.3.21.

The Summer Term’s Primary Network Meeting will be held on
Tuesday 30th June 2020 at 3:30pm

The Power Point used in this meeting is available here:  Primary Network 13th Oct 2020

Suggested agenda is:

  • Update on support available to schools and pupils for:
  • Remainder of Summer Term
  • Summer Holiday provision
  • September and the new academic year
  • Music Buy Back for September
  • Online vocal support and festival
  • Any Other Business (AOB)

To book, please email  An on-line meeting link will be sent to you as confirmation of your place.
Please give details of AOB for the agenda when booking your place.

If this date/time is not suitable, please also let us know via this email address and an additional meeting time will be considered.

The Spring Term Primary Network Meeting 2020

Please see below for resources from the Autumn Term Primary Network meeting held on 21 October 2019

Ofsted Music Deep Dive

The Autumn Term Primary Network Meeting 2019

Please see below for resources from the Autumn Term Primary Network meeting held on 21 October 2019

Primary Network Autumn 2019

We are also recruiting for a Bradford Teachers Choir.

Virtual Teachers’ Choir

For more information about the Bradford Teachers Choir, please contact Bradford Education directly at

We are pleased to announce that we are going to continue our offer of a 40% discount on your school’s annual Sing Up Membership this year, however, the process is slightly different.

  • If you would like to take up this offer, you need to contact the Music & Arts Service Office (01274 434970) or and speak to Jenny Hopper.
  • Jenny will provide you with this year’s discount code.
  • Last year we had some issues with the codes not being used when schools reached the ordering stage so please ensure that you pass the code on to your business manager/finance team.
  • Orders placed without the code will not receive the discount and cannot be refunded.
  • Bradford Hub e-poster

Following the Summer Primary Network Meeting, these are the resources which are now available on-line

Primary Network Summer 2019



Documents and Resources:

When visiting schools to carry out school audits, a number of people have mentioned difficulties in teaching musical notation and standardising how this is taught within school. Below are three PowerPoint files that contain an approach to this based around shapes, suitable for children from Reception upwards to Year 6. Each rhythm is taught through the syllabic pattern of the name of the shape (shape, circle, etc.) and uses colourful images to represent each rhythm (tip: the number of eyes link to the amount of claps).

Display Shape Rhythms – Introductory power point with shape and matching rhythm cards.

Editable Shape Rhythms – Create your own rhythmic resources.

Shape Rhythms – Printable resources to create a notation based display in your music room or area.

Please email if you require further information.

Susan Bleazard – SING KIDZ!!!
➡ View video resource on YouTube.
Fantastic topic and numeracy based songs for the primary age range, written and resourced by Susan Bleazard of Hill Top Primary!

 Press Release: Published online 07 December 2016 Link to the Cambridge University news article. The impact of instrumental music learning on attainment at age 16: a pilot study.