This fortnight Second Class have been learning all about Brazil. We were very lucky to have Tiago’s parents Gustavo and Ana come in to visit us and tell us all about life in Brazil.
Gustavo gave a presentation informing the class about the Brazilian flag, the history of the country, the climate, sport, food and much more.
The pupils listened carefully with keen interest and came up with some interesting questions for Gustavo. After that, the class (and teacher!) got to sample some of Ana’s delicious baking. She made some traditional Brazilian cheese bread and some chocolate and coconut balls which would typically be eaten at parties in Brazil.
The children then wrote reports on Brazil based on what they had learned. Here are some of the facts that they mentioned:
‘The flag in Brazil is green, yellow and blue. The green represents the green land like the Amazon Rainforest. The yellow represents the riches in Brazil. The blue represents the rivers in Brazil. There are 27 stars, they are the states.’ (Eoin)
‘The capital city of Brazil is Brasilia.’ (Vann)
‘The language we speak is Portuguese. The currency we use is Real.’ (Tiago)
‘In 1500 Portuguese invaders landed on the shores of Brazil and clashed with the angry natives. Eventually the Portuguese won and conquered the country. Brazil gained it’s independence from Portugal over 300 years later.’ (Alex)
‘There are lots of nice foods in Brazil. Barbecues are very popular. There are other foods such as cheese bread, beans and white rice, and chocolate and coconut snacks.’ (Marianna)
‘There is a landmark on top of a mountain in Rio. It is Jesus on a cross.’ (James)
‘In summer in Brazil it is very hot, especially in the north. In winter it is similar to here.’ (Leah)
‘One of the most popular sports in Brazil is football. The Brazilian team’s jersey has five stars because they won the World Cup five times.’ (Aoibhinn)
Thank you to Ana and Gustavo for taking the time to come into our class, we really enjoyed it.