Last week Nursery joined in with the whole school Arts Week celebration of Dia De Los Muertos. We had such a busy week and enjoyed learning all about the cultural traditions.
During the week we made our own instruments and decorated them with bright colours. We then used the instruments to explore how we can make loud and quiet noises and copied different repeating rhythms. The children even had a challenge of making up their own rhythm for the class to copy!
We also looked carefully at sugar skulls and the different ways they were decorated. We then made paper plate mask and decorated our own sugar skulls using paint and cotton buds to add patterns. We made our own mini skeletons using art straws and then worked together as a team to make a class ‘larger then me’ skeleton! It was a very messy job as we used Modrock to create the body, head, arms and legs!
Each day we learnt and practiced the ‘Mexican Hat Dance’. We followed the instructions and listened carefully to the beat of the music to try and stay in time! It was a tricky dance to learn but so much fun!
On Thursday we enjoyed opening the classroom doors and showing all of the parents our creations from the week!