5th Class learned about Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead ) . It occurs on Nov 1st and 2nd to coincide with All Saints and All Souls Day when we celebrate fhe lives of those who have died. The pupils learned about Mexico and where it is in the world and also learned some Spanish words such as calavera ( skull ) , ofrenda ( altar ) , Dan de Muerto ( special bread ) . The children made an ofrenda ( altar ) in the classroom with candles , food, water and skull ornaments. The children also made their own sugar skull masks ( pictures below ) . Thanks to student teacher Ms. Murray for sharing this very interesting topic with our class.