Music at Battle Hill gives children the opportunity to broaden their musical repertoire by listening to and engaging in a wide range of music.  Children of every academic ability, are able to experience and express themselves musically enhancing their overall health and wellbeing and inspiring a love of music.  Children develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.  The idea that any one of us could become a musician, singer, dancer or performer is promoted and fostered as part of the music provision at Battle Hill.

We do this by:

  • Ensuring all children have the opportunity to sing together with others at least once per week, in assemblies, in classes and as part of the school choir.
  • Experience of music with visiting professionals to deliver quality instrument tuition.
  • Children having regular opportunities to perform in school and in other venues throughout the school year (Choir, Samba dance, Steel Pans, Recorders, Ukulele).
  • Active school links with the local Music Education Hub and local high schools
  • The Music co-ordinator regularly attending CPD, then delivering to other staff
  • Pupils having the opportunity for progression through Charanga Units of work which build on skills year after year.
  • Integrating use of iPads across Key Stage 2


Our music curriculum provides the children at Battle Hill with the chance to:

  • Widen their repertoire, which they can use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composition and performance
  • Gain musical understanding underpinned by high levels of aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music
  • Develop an appreciation of different musical traditions and genres
  • Understand  how musical provenance – the historical, social and cultural origins of music – contributes to the diversity of musical styles
  •  Use musical terminology effectively, accurately and effectively
  • Cultivate a passion for and commitment to a diverse range of musical activities

Opportunities to perform outside of school, within our local environment, ensure our children understand music’s significance and place within the wider world and excites and inspires children’s thirst for knowledge and participation in this subject.