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


Hedgehog Music Performance

This morning, Hedgehog class performed their ‘lean on me’ song to CNS high as part of the outreach project. The Year 12 students then joined in with their instruments for the verses. It was great to see everyone making music together! We look forward to seeing how our partnership can develop next academic year.


Boom Whacker Workshop

Hedgehog class enjoyed a Boom Whacker workshop today courtesy of CNS high school. Miss Peek will be delivering these sessions across the school during the next academic year. They were able to play different rhythms and chords and even accompany the song ‘Lean on me.’


Y5 #WeWill Sing

#WeWill Sing was a unique choral opportunity where Y5 worked with other primaries and Ormiston Academy through music, performance, and youth social action. The project involved working together to produce a community choral event, whilst raising money for local charities, which took place in December. We are so proud of all the children who took … Read more


KS2 Music Assembly

Today for KS2 music assembly, we welcomed Norwich High School. The children had lots of fun learning different vocal warm ups and were treated to an oboe, cello and trumpet demonstration. What a great experience for the children!


Music Assembly

Today, KS2 had a special visitor to show them brass instruments. They were able to find out what makes a brass instrument different to others, how the tubing and size of instrument affects the sound and range as well as ask lots of questions! What a brilliant opportunity!


Performance Club

The upper KS2 performance club treated staff and parents to a live performance after school today. They showcased their hard work from this half term, presenting the song ‘a little circus’. Their singing and choreography was amazing! We are very proud of their efforts. Thank you to Miss Graham for using her talents to inspire … Read more

Year 2 Computing Lesson

Y2 Computing

This term in Computing the children have been experimenting with digital music in Chrome Music Lab. This week they have used the Kandinsky app to make sounds by drawing different shapes and patterns. After testing out the sounds they could make, the children composed music that reminded them of space.


Year 2 Mice – Music

This term Mice class have been having Music lessons with Sistema and have been learning all about pulse, beat, melody and rhythm. They have learnt how to play different percussion instruments and have composed a Christmas song including writing the lyrics themselves! The other two Year 2 classes are looking forward to their own music … Read more


Christmas Songs and Snowmen

This week year 1 have performed Christmas song for their grown ups, used a paint program to draw snowmen and learnt the story of Lost and Found. The children are learning the story and planning it out ready to write it independently next week.