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 song


Lesson 2: Hieroglyphic score

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


Lesson 3: Play Like an Egyptian

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


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


Lesson 5: Egyptian Farewell

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