carnival Brazilia Portuguese capital city destination climate rainforest percussion humid cable car tradition
continent; Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica Europe, Australia
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.
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.
We made colourful headdresses and masks for our samba parade. We selected and used a variety of different materials and we are beginning to explain our choices. We measured the size of each others heads when tying the string to hold the masks in place and decorated with jewels, feathers, sparkling glitter and beads.