Music at St Ignatius
Music plays a special role in developing children’s social, communication and artistic skills. At St Ignatius, a specialist teacher teaches Music throughout years 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 Choir (more detail below).
All children in Year 4 learn the ukulele as a class and begin to play and sing songs as an ensemble.
In year 5, children continue the learning of this instrument 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.
At St Ignatius, we are very proud of our school choir, who rehearse once a week. Last year, the choir performed at some very exciting and prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and at an outdoor festival in Finsbury Park!