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Welcome to the Music section


Highfield Junior school has a very enriching music programme which includes opportunities to learn instrument and become part of a number of music groups which we are very proud of.  We work closely with BYMT and classes are run by very experienced music teachers.

These include:


Chamber Choir

Ukelele Club

Flute Choir

HJS String Orchestra

HJS Junior Band 

Highfield Junior Voices


  • We participate in a lot of singing within school including singing assemblies, we also learn songs through Sing Up
  • We have our "Band on the Run" and "Strings on the Run" projects within school where children all learn an instrument for 15 classes over five weeks in Year 4. 
  • We run additional community choirs (five choirs in total).
  • Our before/after schools clubs also include Rock School and Ukelele club.


BBC Ten Pieces


The BBC Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative that aims to open up the world of classical music to a generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music. Highfield began their involvement in January 2015 with the Primary project and on the 3rd November 2015 Years 4, 5, and 6 started the Secondary project. We watched the Ten Pieces Secondary film in our own 'mock-cinema' where each piece of music was introduced by celebrity presenters using an engaging mix of live action, animation, and orchestral performances. Year 3 have started the Ten Pieces Primary project.


Each lesson contains these essential components to music education:

  1. Critical listening
  2. Composition (as individuals, in groups, or as a whole class)
  3. Performance
  4. Music history


The lessons deliver the music curriculum, provide cross-curricular stimulus for the performing arts, encourage creative thinking and independent learning in pupils, foster children's confidence and collaborative skills, and provide a performance platform to showcase pupils' creativity.


Repertoire list (Years 4, 5, and 6):

J. S. Bach, orch. Stokowski - Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Bernstein - Mambo from West Side Story

Bizet - Habanera and Toreador Song from Carmen Suite No. 2

Anna Clyne - Night Ferry

Haydn - 3rd mvt. from Trumpet Concerto

Gabriel Prokofiev - 5th mvt. from Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra

Shostakovich - 2nd mvt. from Symphony No. 10

Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending

Verdi - Dies Irae and Tuba Mirum from Requiem

Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre


Repertoire list (Year 3):

Britten - Storm from Peter Grimes

Anna Meredith - Connect It

Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King

Holst - Mars from The Planets Suite

Mussorgsky - A Night on the Bare Mountain

Stravinsky - Finale from The Firebird

Handel - Zadok the Priest

Mozart - 3rd mvt. from Horn Concerto No. 4

Beethoven - 1st mvt. from Symphony No. 5

  • Highfield Junior School,
  • South Hill Road,
  • Shortlands,
  • Bromley,
  • Kent,
  • BR2 0RL,
  • 0208 460 25 97