Year 1 excelled themselves with enthusiasm over Arts Week. The children fully immersed themselves in the topic of Dia de los Muertos. We started off by designing and making a skeleton mask using lots of bright colours and patterns. The following day we undertook the task of making skeleton cookies – this required the children to use their measuring skills to weigh out the ingredients needed. Even though they didn’t all resemble a figure they tasted great! We continued the week with making papel picado, collage skeletons and making a skeleton larger than the teachers. The week culminated in a fantastic parade and show case where we showed off our costumes and performed a Mexican dance.
At the beginning of this week the children were shocked to discover an intruder had broken into the classroom and left a mess. As detectives the children had to look for clues to solve the mystery of the identity of the intruder……. to be continued!!!!