El Día de los Muertos
Our Spanish pupils have been learning about the Mexican tradition “El Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), which offered a hands-on learning adventure while broadening the pupils’ cultural knowledge.
When pupils first arrived in the classroom, they were shocked to see the Spanish teacher wearing a fancy dress. Then pupils discussed why the dress was worn, and later they were able to explain the differences between Day of the Dead and Halloween.
In the classroom, we had our own “altar” (an altar in the culture of Mexico is like a Christmas tree in the UK). Pupils designed their own skulls and coloured them whilst practising the vocabulary for colours and numbers. They wrote and drew about their altar and cooked some Mexican treats such as “pan de muerto” (dead bread) or “calaveras de azucar” (sugar skulls). As can be seen in the pictures, the pupils made an outstanding effort.
¡Excelente esfuerzo! A very proud teacher, Señora Maciá.Categories: News Phase 4 Year 8 Languages