Cedar Class

 

 

Our next project of the year is Hola Mexico!

We’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals.


We will watch a traditional Mexican performance and join in with percussion instruments. To cool down afterwards, we’ll have a refreshing drink of sangrita or limeade. We’ll use non-fiction books to find out about the importance of music in Mexican culture and have a go at folk dancing. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write about festivals and create an invitation to a Mexican food tasting session. In preparation, we’ll make delicious drinks and savoury dishes. We’ll learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ and create 3-D skulls. With the Chihuahuan Desert as our imagined location, we’ll write postcards and clear instructions for a game. We’ll read Maya myths and legends, and write our own. Using maps, we’ll locate Mexico and explore its natural features. We’ll discover what daily life is like and how it has changed over time. Then we’ll craft Maya chocolate and simple woodwind instruments from recycled materials. Who can make the highest, loudest and longest sounds?


At the end of the project, we’ll listen to Maya music and learn a traditional song. We’ll also perform Mexican music from the past and present.

Please see useful documents below. 

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
HM Book list 15th Nov 2019 Download
HM Fun facts 15th Nov 2019 Download
HM Glossary 15th Nov 2019 Download
HM Home learning ideas 1 15th Nov 2019 Download
HM Parent and carer information 15th Nov 2019 Download
KS2 Curriculum 16th Nov 2019 Download