Prospect Hill

Junior School

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To value and respect everyone in our school, in our community, and globally

  • Positivity
  • Resilience
  • Opportunities
  • Understanding
  • Determination



At Prospect Hill Junior School, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to sing, play instruments, compose music and perform, both solo and in groups.  By inspiring children to take these skills further, they can develop their talent, knowledge, understanding and confidence in music.  Providing opportunities for the children to experience music from different eras, in different settings and from different cultures, creates a global awareness of different music styles.  Our aim is to ensure that all children have access to quality music education.



  • To make music fun, accessible and interesting so that it becomes, or remains a hobby or pleasure, or develops to become a profession in adult life.
  • For children to develop pride and confidence in their own musical ability and learn to work together.
  • To provide opportunities for children to use different media when creating their own compositions.
  • To provide an opportunity for the children to play a musical instrument.
  • For children to appreciate music as a means of worship.
  • To encourage children to develop their own musical tastes and to enable the children to learn about the music of different cultures, composers and about music through history.



Our Music curriculum



In every year group, our pupils develop skills in:


  • appraising


  • composing


  • performing


  • evaluating


Music units of work are embedded into cross-curricular topics

eg. composing underwater music in Year 4 within the Oceans topic.

Our progression of skills and knowledge sheet for Music

Teaching sequences

Teaching sequences have been carefully planned for every Music unit - so that our children can develop the substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge needed for Key Stage 2. We consider previous learning so that children can build on what they already know. We think about the vocabulary they will need to understand and use, and this is explicitly taught in lessons. 

Planning sequences begin with a context box so that everyone is aware of previous learning and how it fits into the curriculum:

Lessons are planned so that knowledge, skills and vocabulary can be explicitly taught: