Class 3 kicked off the new school year with our memorable experience for our new topic - Blood Heart. We talked briefly about the topic and what we would be doing towards it. The children were then presented with a sheep's heart to handle and dissect! After a few oohs and aahs, the children got stuck in and started to identify parts of the heart.
We kicked off our Hola Mexico topic with the children listening to a traditional Mexican Mariachi band playing the 'Mexican Hat Song'. The children had to identify the different instruments used in the song and when and for how long each instrument was played. They then compiled a graphic score of the instruments in the song.
The next part of Mexico that the children researched, was Mexican Festivals and Celebrations. Some of these were Dia de la Inpendencia (Independence Day), Fiesta de Santa Cecilia (Festival of Saint Cecilia) and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)