Our All Souls Adventure explores aspects of Halloween and the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). This topic doesn't have to be scary and indeed the closest we get to this is letting the imagination run wild with J.S. Bach and Saint-Saëns! We find that this topic naturally sets children's imaginations alight musically so why not include some musical ideas at this time of year?
By joining in the children will:
explore what a piece of J.S. Bach's most famous organ music could be for;
play a game of Halloween musical chase and create a rhythm potion with our wonderful poem "Caterpillar! Bat!";
hear some xylophone skeletons;
experience and join in with a Mexican song Vida y La Muerte, chosen because Mexico celebrates the Día de los Muertos;
join in with and learn about string quartets with Paganini's Witches' Dance; and
count along with our own 5 Little Bats.
Which Areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage are covered
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