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Term 1 - Brazil

From the East coast of England let’s travel nearly 6000 miles to the South American country of Brazil, as we explore the contrasting cultures, climates, landscapes and lifestyles.

The aim of this unit is to introduce pupils to the diverse and unique culture of Brazil. Throughout the unit pupils will be encouraged to compare the geography of Brazil to that of the UK (an integral element of the new primary curriculum). Pupils will begin by studying the human and physical features of Brazil (including; map skills, different geographical landscapes, climate) before placing Brazil in the wider context of the world and South America. They will investigate the many differences between urban and rural Brazil and case study the lives of people living within Rio de Janeiro and the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest.

The children will utilise a wide range of resources including: Video clip, photographs, atlases, globes, digital maps, data tables and graphs, interviews and first hand accounts.

Term 1 - Brazil

English:

Macbeth

Science:

Electricity

Geography:

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of South America

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on South America,

RE:

Creation & Science - Conflicting or complimentary

Art:

Exploring the art of Brazillian artist Beatriz Milhazes

Drama

Shakespeare Theatre Unit. Explore Macbeth  using drama strategies, music and improvisation to support writing and understanding.

Dance

Chimney Sweeps using Mary Poppins choreographed  and self directed using dance actions and terminology

Music:

Use KS2 radio Macbeth songs to help understanding of the story/characters and to bring it to life. Focus on musical styles

ICT

Spreadsheets