This planning pack was produced with teachers from County Durham following a visit to São Paulo. The materials support the teaching of geography at key stage one and two within the context of the 2014 National Curriculum. In KS1, pupils are required to develop an understanding of geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country. The São Paulo city / home enquiry in this planning can support this area of study.
In KS2, pupils should have the opportunity to understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of the human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America. The learning activities based around the São Paulo region support the study of this aspect of the curriculum.
This pack has been produced following a visit by teachers from County Durham schools to São Paolo as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme. For more information about this professional development scheme see:
Thanks to the Academic Section of the Embassy of Brazil, London for their help in the production of this pack.
Durham County Council’s International Relations team can help support schools with curriculum based international school partnerships.
Brazil pack Teachers’ pack with overview of all resource packs and background material
Where in the world Powerpoint to support a locational enquiry at KS1 and KS2
Destination São Paulo Powerpoint of images to use in the classroom
Destination São Paulo2 Photo pack resource of São Paulo
What can I find in this place Photo pack resource for KS1
What can I find in this place Powerpoint of KS1 resource
Images Archive material to provoke discussion
KS1 My place, your place worksheet
KS2 extension resource – location challenge
We will be hosting several staff information sessions during the new term to keep everyone up to date with what is happening :
26 September – European Day of Languages – what is your school doing to mark this day ? Send us your photos and stories
27 September – International School Award briefing for all schools interested in making application to the accreditation scheme; regardless of level.
Meeting is at 4.00p.m. at County Hall, Durham
International School Award briefing 2016
10 October – Lefevre Trust briefing – support for secondary schools wishing to bid for £10,000 to support a cross curricular project with a French partner school
Meeting is at 3.45p.m. at County Hall, Durham
Lefevre briefing notes
14 October – International School Award Presentations – this year’s gala award event for all schools which have obtained the full International School Award will take place at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne from 10.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.
8 November – Funded professional development courses – Briefing session about opportunities to take part in funded professional development courses in other countries. Of particular interest to those who would benefit from support in developing confidence in using foreign languages in the classroom.
ERASMUS + briefing
Meeting us at 4.00p.m. in County Hall, Durham
11 November – Deadline for entries for Euroscola competition – competition for Sixth Formers to win an all expenses paid visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg
Competition for Sixth formers in North East England
14 December – Beat the rat race – Languages and employability event for KS3 pupils hosted at Newcastle University- further details will be published in due course.
An accompanying infographic to explain what is being done at transnational level.
if you want to know what the Commission is working on this year, here is an overview of the 2016 workplan
29 July is the 25th anniversary of the European emergency number … Call 112 for help in any EU country.
In all EU countries the emergency number 112 can be called free of charge and without having to dial any prefix number and is available 24h/24. It connects people seeking help automatically with the local emergency center (i.e. police, fire brigade and ambulance). The operator will then transfer the call to the appropriate emergency service.
The Europe Direct Information Centre in Durham remains open over the Summer holidays. Please do call in to collect resources or browse available materials …
37298 A3 Europe Direct poster
The European Commission is made up of 28 Commissioners; one from each EU member state. Following the resignation of the UK’s Commissioner, Jonathan Hill. Sir Julian King, who is currently the British Ambassador to France will become his successor. The infographic below explains, in brief, the relationship between national government, the Commission and the European Parliament.
It is important to view the role of the European Parliament in confirming the appointment of the Commission and the role of national governments in the selection of Commissioners.
London to Brussels – TM3