At Treverbyn Academy, we believe that music is an integral part of our school curriculum which promotes our pupils’ love of music and their confidence to create and perform.
The Education Endowment Fund indicates that the impact of arts participation is positive and improved outcomes have been identified in the core subjects. Research suggests that arts participation has a greater effect on average for younger learners and the disadvantaged. Wider benefits include more positive attitudes to learning and increased well-being.
Music encompasses our four core values which equip pupils with the behaviours they need to succeed: -
· Aspiration - to be the best musician they can be, perform at festivals and events and undertake musical examinations.
· Perseverance - to not to give up and to try new experiences.
· Collaboration - to motivate children by planning purposeful activities which allow them to share their learning with an authentic audience and work together to create compositions and performances.
· Compassion - provide a set of values to prepare them for life beyond our school, which will have a positive effect on their their well-being.
Through high quality teaching of the National Curriculum content for music, our programmes of study are developed through the use of the Music Express scheme and builds on appropriate subject knowledge, relevant skills, understanding and experiences that progress through a spiral curriculum every year so that children can reach and exceed their potential.
In addition to this, it is our intent to ensure that our curriculum goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide including our rich cultural heritage of Cornwall and the Clay Country through:-
· School performances
· Music Festivals
· Local and County Community events
· Whole class instrumental tuition and projects – (guitars, samba)
· Extra-curricular opportunities - Rock Steady, Cornwall Music Service, School clubs (recorders, choir, guitar)
· Musical appreciation activities (in assemblies and in class)