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P5S – Brazil Personal Projects

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Today we completed the majority of our personal project presentations. Once again, WOW! The standards have been set really high P5S. I was truly amazed at the ideas and effort  you put into this task. The enthusiasm for this task was apparent in the variety of presentations given over the last two days. We had PowerPoints, posters, models, videos and we even had some dancing.

I was also delighted at the number of you who acted on the feedback given for last term’s presentations with regards to making eye contact with your audience. Some of you still need to work on this but others obviously practiced incredibly hard to ensure you aced it this time. Well done!

We still have a couple of presentations to see and their photographs will be added very soon. Here are some photographs of you all in action. Please show someone at home what you have all been creating. Leave a comment and let me know what they think!

P5D – Brazil Open Afternoon

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Today we had our Open Afternoon and what a great success it was! Well done to each and every one of you for giving it your all and entertaining your guests. Feedback was extremely positive with your latin dancing being a firm favourite.

Our wordsearches and quizzes in class went down a treat and we had some great answers – even if some were found via Google!

Here are some photographs from this afternoon.


P5S – Brazil Open Afternoon

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Today we had our Open Afternoon and what a great success it was! Well done to each and every one of you for giving it your all and entertaining your guests. Feedback was extremely positive with your latin dancing being a firm favourite.

Our wordsearches and quizzes in class went down a treat and we had some great answers – even if some were found via Google! Results will follow very soon.

Here are some photographs from this afternoon.


P5 – Brazil – Personal Project

Learning Outcome: I can research and create a detailed presentation on and area of Brazil that is of interest to me. Using what I know about the features of different types of texts, I can find, select and sort information from a variety of sources and use this for different purposes. LIT 2-14a

Skill for Learning: Application & Knowledge: I can apply my knowledge of Brazil to plan and produce an interesting and creative presentation. 

Skill for Work: I can organise my time and resources independently to ensure my project is completed in the allocated time.


In class we have been learning about a variety of aspects relating to Brazil. Now it is your turn to become independent historical researchers! You are being asked to find out about an area of Brazil that is of particular interest to you and share your findings with your peers.


What you need to know: You are free to complete your personal project in any way you wish. You can pick something very specific (the Amazon rainforest, a particular city or famous person) or something a bit more general (Brazilian general knowledge). If you wish, you may even choose an area we have not covered in class.

What you need to do: You can present your project in any way you choose. This might be in written form, a PowerPoint presentation, a booklet, a video or even a model. In other words, you have the choice to choose the way you feel will best help you to demonstrate your knowledge of your chosen topic. This project is all homework based therefore you need to think about the resources you will have access to: books, library, internet, personal accounts etc.

What you need to think about: You can use whatever you need to describe your personal project: photographs, videos, props etc. Try to think about why you picked this area for your project. What was it that interested you about it? Remember some people in class may know nothing about the area you have chosen to discuss, so you must explain it in detail.

How to get started: Get all of your ideas down on paper and then decide which ones are the most relevant and will best engage your audience.

Product Criteria

  • You are free to present your researched topic in any way you choose. However, try to think outside of the box a little. In other words, be creative!
  • Your presentation should be between 2-3 minutes in length.
  • You have 4 weeks to pull your project together so use your time wisely. You should be prepared to bring your completed project to school on Monday 11th December.
  • This is an independent research project. It is your responsibility to organise your time effectively and ensure you are putting in enough effort.
  • Everyone will approach this task in different ways so don’t worry if your friends are doing something different from you. Have faith in your project and what you have to say and it will all work out. This is your chance to show just how well you can take responsibility for your own learning.

P5 – Beatriz Milhazes – Homework Task

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As part of our Brazil topic we will be looking at the Brazilian artist, Beatriz Milhazes. Next week in class we will be recreating some of her paintings. For homework this week I would like you to access the link below and familiarise yourself with her work. For additional information on her background you should click the Biography tab on the homepage.

Some of the vocabulary used is a little tricky but please remember if you are unsure of what a word means, you should use a dictionary (or ask) to check the definition.

You should then write a short paragraph (no more than 50 words) about Beatriz and her work. This should be in your own words as much as possible – DO NOT just copy directly from the text. Let me know your personal thoughts on her paintings. Think about the following questions when writing your paragraph.

  • When and where was she born?
  • What style of art does she create?
  • What do you think of it?
  • Why do you think that?
  • Is there a particular painting you like?
  • Why do you like it?

Beatriz Milhazes

You should leave your paragraph as a post on our blog and I will publish them all at the end of the week. If you are unable to post on the blog, please complete your paragraph on paper. This task should be completed for Friday.

P5S – Brazil – Meet our new groups!

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Last week you created the banners for over your groups and your new wall space. I have to say they are looking pretty good. Your group name was to relate to Brazil in some way and I think you managed that very well. Please explain to someone at home why your group chose the name they did and the link it has to Brazil.

Meet our new groups for term 2.

The Ipe-Amarelo Amazonians


The Jungle Poison Darts


The Amazonian Jaguars


The Brazilian Beauties


The Ipe-Amarelo’s


The Jazzy Jaguars


The Jumping Jaguars

P5S – Dancing like the Brazilians do!

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What a fun time we had this morning in our P.E. session! There was much hilarity as we tried to master some Latin dance moves as part of our topic. There were some tricky moves and some easy moves and even some very funny moves but you took it in your stride and gave it your all. The enthusiasm was wonderful to see despite a few moans and groans before we started! A HUGE well done P5S! I am looking forward to next week’s session already.

Here are some photographs of you practicing your moves. There are a few blurry ones due to them being “action” shots however you should still manage to make out all the smiles.


P5S – Brazil – Home Team Challenge

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Today we started our new topic on Brazil with a research task. Each of our new groups had to research a number of aspects relating to Brazil. You were to take suitable notes, with headings, that you then used to decide on a group name. Are you able to share some interesting facts with someone at home? Do you know what the motto is on the Brazilian flag (and what it means) or how many stars it has on it? Can you tell someone about the Brazilian national animal?

Our Learning Outcome for this task was: I can create an interesting group name which is linked to Brazil.

I can discuss issues of the diversity of cultures, values and customs in our society. SOC 2-16c

I can make notes, organise them under suitable headings and use them to understand information, develop my thinking, explore problems and create new texts, using my own words as appropriate. LIT 2-15a

The skills were:

Skill for LearningSynthesis: I can list my research under suitable headings. I can use this information to help my group choose a suitable group name

 Social Skill: As a group we can reach an agreement in the correct manner.

I was very impressed at just how well some of our new groups worked on their first task together. I heard some great ideas being shared and notes were being discussed.  How wisely did you use your time? Did you manage to finish your task in the allocated time or does your group need to work on their time management this term?

Here are some photographs of our new groups working on their Home Team Challenge.

P5 – Brazil: Research Task

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Your first task for our Brazil topic involves you researching a number of different areas about the country. In your topic jotters you will take detailed notes with relevant headings to separate your information. This information will then be used for both your Home Team Challenge and your Fact File task so please ensure your notes are as detailed and as accurate as possible. Please read your task sheet carefully.

Please access the links below to find the required information. ALL links should be looked at to allow you to gain as much information relating to Brazil as possible. You have 1 HOUR to complete your research so please use your time wisely. Only the links below should be accessed. 

Population of Brazil

Brazilian Flag

Coat of Arms

National Anthem

National Animal

National Flower

National Symbols

Brazil – The Facts

Brazil for Kids

The Kids Guide to Brazil

Brazil: Fun Facts

Landscape and Climate