Music

It's ‘Music for All’ at The Paragon.

Within class lessons, the children learn to sing, rap and beatbox. They explore a variety of instruments, both tuned and untuned and learn ways to play them as individuals and within a group. They are immersed in music from different times and cultures, exploring and comparing it with music from their own lives. They love to compose; from a few notes to piano pieces, fanfares to Christmas carols; the children learn to notate their compositions in a variety of ways.

Beyond the classroom, there are opportunities to learn a musical instrument with one of our visiting teachers. Instruments on offer include cello, clarinet, cornet, drum kit, flute, guitar, bass guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, violin and voice.

Extra-curricular activities include Sing Out! (our Monday morning wake me up for children and parents), The Monday Choir (Years 3-6), Joyful Noise (by invitation) and a Pre-Prep singing group. Instrumentalists are catered for by a variety of music groups such as brass, wind and violin groups, all geared to the individual needs of the children. The school has a wind band, orchestra (open to children, parents and teachers) and a samba band.

There are many performance opportunities open to the children; annual school stage productions, music evenings, visiting care homes, busking for charity or taking part in school concerts (planned and impromptu!). We are proud to report that each year the school enjoys individual and group success in the locally renowned Mid-Somerset Festival.

Music is particularly strong.

Good Schools Guide
Academic Life Music