Our next topic is…
Rio de Vida
‘There is no point to samba if it doesn’t make you smile.’ Alma Guillermoprieto
Oi! Hot, hot, hot! 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… 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.
Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos!
If you would like to do some reading over half term, here are some suggested books:
On Friday, as part of our 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers' topic, we met- a Horsfield- called Colonel Mustard.
The children thought of some very probing questions to test my 'expert' knowledge! Erin helped wrangle Colonel Mustard because, as he warmed up, he moved more quickily, and would have quite happily made a bid for freedom!
We spoke about how long a tortoise might live for; size; male and female features; the unique pattern on every tortoise's plastron amongst other facts... and ask your child where a tortoise can take in water...you might be very surprised.