Music at St Ignatius
Music plays a special role in developing children’s social, communication and artistic skills. At St Ignatius, specialist teachers teach instrumental lessons in trumpet and clarinet from year 4-6.
The whole school take part in weekly singing assemblies, where they sing songs of worship and develop their vocal skills.
Throughout KS2, children develop and build on their musical skills. Lessons are based on the Charanga Music School programme, developed in line with national curriculum. Singing remains a core element of the music curriculum and children can join an After-School KS2 Musical Theatre club (more details below).
All children in Year 4 learn the trumpet and clarinet as a class and begin to play as an ensemble.
In year 5, children continue the learning of these instruments to further embed their skills and fluency. All lessons are integrated with learning of standard musical notation and musicianship skills.
In year 6, children continue to develop their musicianship skills and have the opportunity to perform at the O2 arena as part of the Young Voices, the largest school choir concerts in the world!.
Musical Theatre and Choir
At St Ignatius, we are very proud to introduce a musical theatre club, who rehearse once a week. The ensemble will learn songs and productions throughout the year, culminating in two yearly in-school performances.
At St Ignatius, we are very proud of our school choir, who rehearse once a week. In previous years the choir have performed at some very exciting and prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and at an outdoor festival in Finsbury Park!