Brazil – a resource pack for KS1 and KS2 geography


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-sao-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


Dates for the new term

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

Guidance notes

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.