A weird, funny Halloween

Halloween is always magic at our school, but this year has been also strange and different without our English classroom decorated up and down: walls, windows, door, bookcases…, everything in black, orange and white and a string with apples or donuts ready to be eaten. But, anyway,that tiny, but at the same time, huge monster called coronavirus hasn’t ruined our spirit towards Halloween. We’re more powerful than it. We did some activities to reinforce the festivity vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Also, we danced a lot with our friend Jack.

Traditionally, we teach this festivity around last weeks of October, not only because it's compulsory contents for Primary children, but also because it's motivating. Besides, there is no doubt that it's a chance for us as teachers to open students' minds to other forms of understanding this festival. What does Halloween mean? Why is the pumpkin the main symbol? Is it more American than British?  Culture and language learning walk together, don't they?