Hispanic Day - Day Three
Hispanic Week - day 3
Children have had the opportunity to explore the interesting links between African and South American cultures in Afro-Peruvian workshops which included cajita drumming and a dance which brought a mix of these cultures and dance styles.
Teachers from El Instituto Cervantes led Art workshops based on the Mexican artist Frida Khalo. The children studied the characteristics of some of her self portraits, then created their own self portrait, including some of these characteristics. A Year 2 class also created their own version of art work based on Picasso with Liverpool Hope students.
Today our Hispanic dance has been 'Sevillanas' the dance which belongs to the region of our link school in Seville. Year 5 enjoyed learning the key moves of this traditional dance and putting these to typical Sevillanas music.
We have also been busy making last minute preparations for our big day tomorrow, our Hispanic performance day in which children will be performing the songs they have been working hard practicing over the last few months. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our school's parents into school and some special invited guests too...