Based upon the theme of Ancient Egypt, children learn to identify the pitch and rhythm of written notes and then experiment with notating their compositions in different ways to help develop their understanding of staff notation
Make your music lessons safer...
During the pandemic, you can omit lesson 1, in lesson 2, the children could just use their bodies and not their voices to make the sounds. In lesson 3, remove the singing activities and concentrate on the playing and reading and use sanitised instruments. In lesson 4, don’t swap sheets in the plenary session. In lesson 5 you should use sanitised instruments.
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Lesson 1: Here Come the Egyptians
Children sing Egyptian themed vocal warm-ups and learn the The Gift of the Nile songView
Lesson 2: Hieroglyphic score
Pupils create their own, improvised pieces of music and notate them using hieroglyphs!View
Lesson 3: Play Like an Egyptian
Children learn the names of different note lengths and identify them in some familiar sheet musicView
Lesson 4: Pitch Pyramids
To further develop their understanding of staff notation, children learn how a note’s position on the stave, dictates its pitchView
Lesson 5: Egyptian Farewell
Pupils compose their own piece of music, celebrating a Pharaoh’s journey in the afterlifeView