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Welcome to the Music Page

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. 

 At Furness, we aim to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of music to include the development of an understanding of the elements of music: pitch, dynamics, duration, tempo, timbre, texture and structure. Furthermore, we aim to encourage self-expression through music and to develop an awareness of music from different cultures including an awareness of a variety of musical styles.

The teaching of music develops skills and attitudes which can support learning in other curriculum areas e.g. listening skills, concentration levels, perseverance, self-confidence, creativity, respect and sensitivity towards others. 

Singing is highly important part of our day. Weekly singing assemblies take place to teach children how to sing with a sense of pitch and melody. They are taught how to warm up their voices, sing in rounds and harmony, and build up a repertoire of songs. We have an Infant and Junior choir which meet each week and perform at whole school and community events.

At Furness, we believe the opportunity to be able to play a musical instrument is very important to a person’s development and we also try to develop familiarity with a range of musical instruments. Our children are encouraged to attend lunchtime musical clubs where they can develop and hone their skills on a particular instrument which interests them. This includes: guitar, keyboards, recorder or the flute.

We work with the children to develop a range of musical skills including: listening, appraising, composing, interpreting and memorising.  As part of their musical understanding, children are encouraged to explore how music can create moods and feelings, and provoke an emotional response.

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