At Queen’s Hill, we believe that the music curriculum should provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music whilst developing skills and appreciation for music. In our school, we encourage children’s understanding and enjoyment of music through an active involvement in listening, composing, improvising and performing. This provides a range of learners to access and enjoy music. Through Norfolk Music Hub and Charanga, children develop their musical skill. Children are offered opportunities to learn and perform as part of a class, through small group and/or individual lessons.

British Values are very important to us and we aspire to expose children to music/musicians from diverse backgrounds and celebrate their contributions to our cultural heritage. Our composer of the month focus exposes children to a range of genres.

We aim to provide children with a strong foundation in early years. Children are exposed to the foundations of music through weekly Charanga lessons and are able to explore instruments through continuous provision. As children progress through the school, opportunities are given to build on the foundation and develop a deep, secure understanding of music as well as apply their skills with instrumental lessons.

Singing is an important part of our school. Weekly music and class assemblies expose children, in addition to music lessons, to a range of songs to allow them to practice and express such skill. During assemblies, music from different cultures are played and listened to.

Subject in Action


Music Trip

Some children enjoyed a music recital at Norwich Cathedral this afternoon. They enjoyed hearing the piano, a cello and a vocalist. They represented our school well and we are very proud of them.


Year 4 Recorders

Year 4 are really enjoying their instrumental lessons as part of their music curriculum. This week they were able to learn the note ‘B’ and even play along to a simple song. Miss Peek was very proud to pop in and hear Mrs Stevenson’s class progress.


Year 3 Music

Year 3 have been exploring different musical notes and vocabulary this term. They even had a go at writing their own this week. They now know what a crotchet, minim and quaver is and are working hard on remembering the note values too. As part of computing, year 3 were able to code and create … Read more


Making Musicians!

Some KS2 pupils went with Miss Peek and Miss Forrest to Norwich Cathedral for a music recital this afternoon. They were able to enjoy a short concert featuring piano, french horn and violin. The children heard a range of music and were even able to ask questions. Thank you to Norwich School for hosting.


KS2 Music

A big thanks to Norwich High School for visiting KS2 music assembly today. The children participated in a singing workshop before listening to a flute, French horn, clarinet, piano, saxophone, vocal and African percussion recital. Everyone loved hearing the range of instruments. Thank you!


Harvest Assembly Year 3

The whole school enjoyed celebrating Harvest this morning. As part of that, Year 3 performed their poem ‘The Sound Collector’ and sang ‘In the Autumn’. What a great half term we have had!


Year 4 Music

Year 4 enjoyed using the boom whackers to learn different songs. They even got to perform in KS2 celebration assembly. They were able to think about different notes and dynamics.


Siobhain O’Higgins – Grand Piano

Children across the school were given the opportunity to join Siobhain O’Higgins playing her Grand Piano on zoom today. Children were able to listen live to different pieces, think about how it made them feel and what they could picture in their heads and see how the piano actually works!


Year 6 Music

Year 6 have been enjoying their steel pan drumming lessons. Steel pan drums are thought to have originated from West African drums. They were developed in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago during the 20th century and are the national instrument. The surface of the metal is hammered out into a series of dents … Read more