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


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.


Year 5 #WeWill Sing

A year of practicing finally paid of in such a spectacular way! Y5 performed at the #WeWill Sing concert, held at Orminston Victory Academy. They performed three songs and not only did then have to learn the words they also performed the songs in BSL ensuring inclusivity to all. We are so proud of Y5 … Read more


#WeWill Sing – Y5

The children have been busy over the last 6 months learning the songs ‘One moment, one people’ and ‘When I Grow Up’. Today they got the chance to perform with other schools, from across the county, at Ormiston Victory Academy. They were also taught the BSL actions to go along with the songs. We can’t … Read more


Year 3 Music

Today in Year 3 we performed the song we had been learning (let your spirit fly) and looked at composing skills. We recapped quavers, crotchets and minims before attempting to write them.


Black History Month Curriculum Day

Today in school we have had a curriculum day in honour of Norfolk Black History Month. Across the school, children have been learning about influential Black people; Chadwick Boseman, Kadeena Cox, Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabuse, Mo Farah and John Boyega. They have looked into their achievements and contributions and why they have inspired people across … Read more


Harvest Assembly

We had an amazing harvest assembly this morning, where the children shared harvest-inspired songs, poems and artworks with the rest of the school. A big thank you to Miss Peek & Mr James for their music skills!


Year 3 Music

We had fun in music today recapping different musical notes and rhythms. We had time to improvise with instruments from the music trolley and got to perform in front of the class!


60’s Disco

In Year 1 we have begun our new topic of old and new toys. We are focusing on what toys and life were like in the 1960’s. We had a disco to help us get a feel of the 60s. We had a great time dancing and listening to The Beatles on Mrs Carpenter’s record … Read more