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Geography - Brazil (Summer)



This term we are learning all about Brazil. We started by using our geography work from last term to locate Brazil on a map and identify key places such as the capital city (Brasilia) and The Amazon Rainforest.




The Capital City: Brasilia

We then spent some time looking in detail at the capital city. We learnt...

* It is quite a young city

* It was built in central Brazil as the other big cities were coastal

*  It was designed to look like an aeroplane from above. See if you can spot it below...



We also looked at the buildings in Brasilia. They are often white, and very modern or futuristic looking. Some are similar to British buildings (like the Spinnaker tower, the Shard and the Gherkin) but most look very different to what we are used to in the UK. we designed our own buildings in the style of Brasilia and thought about what it might be like to live there.



The Amazon

One of the key landmarks of Brazil is the beautiful Amazon River and surrounding rainforest. We have been researching facts about to create visitor guides. We had to use our ICT skills to search for interesting facts and then group the information under headings to make an interesting leaflet.

As part of this research we also did some art: studying, drawing and painting animals from the rainforest. Check out our window paintings here...

Here are some links to get started on your own research...


25 Facts About the AMAZON RAINFOREST

Grab an umbrella and some bug spray because we're about to forage for 25 abundant facts about THE AMAZON RAINFOREST!

Our Finished Guides

We also learnt about deforestation in the Amazon. We thought about how the animals and Amazonian tribes would feel, but also the timber companies and their customers - people like us. We wrote letters to the timber companies in the character of a Brazilian animal, explaining how we felt and what they can do to look after the planet. 

We also learnt about the favelas - quickly built homes on the outskirts of cities. We watched some videos describing what life was like, including both the positives and negatives. We then wrote postcards to Miss Allen describing what it might be like to live there...

The school will close all children, except Key worker children, on Thursday 16th July. School re-opens on Thursday 3rd September. have a great summer and please STAY SAFE!!