Primary Music KS2: Romans
In this series of audio resources pupils will learn eight songs exploring the history and people of Ancient Rome. The series offers a rich mix of musical skills in performing with voices and simple classroom instruments, body-percussion and listening.
Full details of the content can be found in the Teacher's Notes.
With the help of the messenger-god, Mercury, we travel in time and space to hear the sounds of ancient Roman environments: the markets, the forum, the theatre, the baths, the chariot races, the gladiator fights and a villa in the countryside.
Along the way we explore a wealth of stories - some true, some imagined: Romulus and Remus, Boudicca, Pompeii - as well as some of Rome’s Emperors, beliefs, gods, goddesses and mythical creatures.
There are also suggestions for combining the songs with dance, drama, artwork, sets and costumes in exciting performances for other classes and parents.
The full-vocal and backing track versions of each of the songs can be downloaded from the individual programme pages.