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

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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 song

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Lesson 2: Hieroglyphic score

Pupils create their own, improvised pieces of music and notate them using hieroglyphs!

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Lesson 3: Play Like an Egyptian

Children learn the names of different note lengths and identify them in some familiar sheet music

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Lesson 4: Pitch Pyramids

To further develop their understanding of staff notation, children learn how a note’s position on the stave, dictates its pitch

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Lesson 5: Egyptian Farewell

Pupils compose their own piece of music, celebrating a Pharaoh’s journey in the afterlife

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