We are really excited by our topic this term on ‘Ancient Egypt’. Lyrics can be found on this page to songs we sing in class.
This half term we will be exploring dynamics, texture and the harmonic minor scale. The unit begins with a focus on two elements of music-dynamics and texture which are explored using graphic scores in the shape of an Egyptian Pyramid. We will identify dynamics and texture and gradual changes within these two musical elements through listening, performing and composition and learn about the musical symbols used to show dynamics. We will then be introduced to the harmonic minor scale with its characteristic “middle eastern” sound, exploring this through singing a round, accompanied by chords and ostinato patterns, towards a class performance, before listening to a range of “Egyptian-inspired” music.