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Resilient Robins Mrs Hughes and Mrs Stockwell'

Welcome to our class page. Here you can find out more about the topics we are learning in school.


Rio de Vida


Dancing feet, step to the samba beat. Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air. Come join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker. Bright colours, patterns and feathers. Can you make a headdress or party mask? Meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too. Be as fancy as you like. Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches. Now we need to plan a celebration with fabulous music and song. Let’s invite parents and friends to come along. Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos.


Through our topic work this term we will be …….

Music: Listening to the music of Brazil, playing along to samba music with percussion instruments; explore a range of percussion instruments, considering the different sounds they make; listening to the Brazilian national anthem and considering how this makes us feel; using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Art & Design: Exploring the colours and textures of carnival through paper collage.

Design & Technology: Making colourful headdresses for a samba parade; learning about Brazilian percussion instruments and producing some of their own; using cutting, sticking and stitching skills to create small fabric flags of Brazil and making celebratory biscuits.

Geography: Learning where Brazil is by reminding ourselves about the seven continents of the world and finding out about the human and physical features of the capital city of Brazil, Brasilia.