“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.”
At St Ignatius, we help children to gain a firm understanding of what music is, through listening, singing, playing, evaluating and composing across a wide variety of forms, cultures and traditions. We are committed to developing a curiosity for music and a respect and acceptance for the role that music plays in different people’s lives. We encourage children to express themselves musically with many extra-curricular opportunities to perform in front of their peers, families, and in the wider community. We want children to think of music as something that can be enjoying, stimulating, relaxing, or challenging, and promote the idea of listening to music for pleasure.
At St. Ignatius, we use the Charanga Music scheme. This is a whole-school scheme, which is designed to instil a love of music alongside developing key musical skills and knowledge, which are based around:
Charanga have now developed a COVID safe curriculum to which we will revert in the case of another lockdown (in line with any restrictions issued). You can find the guide to COVID adaptations at the bottom of this page.
At St Ignatius, we are proud of the extra music opportunities we can offer to our children (currently subject to COVID restrictions).
We have a strong choir, ably led by Mr Pollard, who perform regularly both in school and in our wider community. Examples include carol singing in Sunbury, performing at Spelthorne-wide concerts and singing at care homes.
Children also have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument through the Surrey Music Hub, with many children choosing to studying piano and guitar.
Performance is important for all children, as a chance to develop their self-confidence as well as showcase their talents.
Across the school, children have the opportunity to perform in a number of different productions alongside our usual religious liturgies and masses.
Service of Welcome
Mothers' Day Liturgy
Y6 Leavers' Production