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Yr5 Egyptian: The Gift of the Nile Kapow Learning

Pupils who are secure will be able to:

  • Sing in time and in tune with other people and the backing track.
  • Remember the lyrics to a song.
  • Identify the structure of a piece of music and match this to non-standard notation.
  • Improvise their own piece of music.
  • Play a melody with reasonable accuracy.
  • Perform with confidence and in time with others.
  • Compose and play a melody using stave notation.
  • Contribute meaningfully to the group performance and composition.
  • Use hieroglyphic notation to show the structure of their piece.
  • Key Vocab
  • features
  • notation
  • repeating
  • unison
  • composition
  • structure
  • repetition
  • melody
  • tempo
  • compose
  • ensemble
  • minor key

Over the coming weeks we will embed the above standards.


Learn the song, ‘Gift of the Nile’, line by line through the call and response techniques

Using music vocabulary can you describe the song? For example, the two vocal parts in the verses are each based on their own motif (a small group of notes used as a sound idea).

Pupils with secure understanding indicated by: Singing in time and in tune with other people and the backing track, remembering the lyrics.

Pupils working at greater depth indicated by: Using musical vocabulary to describe both the music of the song and the features of the performance that need improving.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices (and playing instruments) with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression

Success criteria

  • I can sing in time with other people and a backing track
  • I can follow or remember the lyrics
  • I can follow the tune

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