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Autumn Term 2- Rio De Vida

Would you rather go to London or Rio de Janeiro? Why?

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party in Rio!


This half term, we’ll dress up in bright clothes, hang out the bunting and enjoy a carnival party! Afterwards, we’ll write about our carnival experiences, compose carnival poetry, create vibrant dances and play carnival rhythms. We’ll learn to speak some Portuguese (the official language of Brazil), study maps and globes to locate Brazil and decide what it would be like to live there. As we learn more about Brazil, we’ll explore famous legends, follow recipes to make Brazilian carnival treats and scour non-fiction books for fascinating facts. Reflecting on what we have learnt about Brazilian culture, we’ll think about celebrations in different parts of the world and decide why people celebrate. We’ll also create colourful collages, cards and carnival bunting. Brazilian sporting excellence is paid tribute to when we take the time to practice and hone our sporting skills ready for a mini-Olympics.


By the end of our project, we would have performed songs, learned Portuguese words and phrases and would have created an exhibition of our work to share with our partner schools in the trust.


Help your child prepare for their project:
Celebrations are exciting for everyone. Why not look through some old photos together and talk about any celebrations taking place in the pictures? You could also plan a party and choose the decorations, food and music together. Alternatively, use a children’s atlas to discover countries around the world. Read the name of each country carefully and find out what it would be like to live there.

W/B 1st November- What a fantastic way to launch our new topic Rio de Vida. Dressing up in carnival clothes, learning about carnival, learning Samba and joining in with activities linked to Brazil and Rio.

W/B 8th November- A fantastic trip around the world for Culture Day to promote tolerance and diversity. 2B were in Spain learning Flamenco Dancing!

W/B 15th November- We are developing our writing skills by writing descriptions of characters based on myths and legends from Brazil.

W/B 22nd November- What wonderful headdresses we have made in DT to link in with writing instructions in our English lessons!