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  • The British College of Brazil

    Our community is comprised of more than 38 different nationalities, brought together by common interests, internationalism, academic excellence.

    Our School

  • Ambitious global citizens, prepared to make a positive impact on our community.

    Our pupils are interested in the world. They are open minded and caring individuals who reflect on everything they do in order to contribute positively to the world they live in.

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  • Qualified and Inspiring

    We recruit the best teachers to inspire your child to thrive in an ever-changing world!

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  • A Global and Personalised Learning Environment

    A curriculum that encourages all students to be responsible global citizens, independent learners, and ambitious for themselves and others.

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    Find out what is going on at school each day and learn more about the one-of -a-kind opportunities for students.

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Early Years

BCB combines modern and innovative child-friendly pedagogy with traditional values and high standards. The school balances a nurturing environment that fosters understanding, critical thinking and enthusiasm with a stimulating curriculum.

Teaching and learning at our school is based on three fundamental principles:

  • Stimulating curiosity and nurturing an interest in learning 
  • Thinking critically and taking a structured approach to understanding and solving problems 
  • Having an open mind and respect for other people and new ideas 

Lessons

Our guiding principles are supported by lessons that are delivered in an interactive and thought-provoking manner using a wide variety of teaching styles. Lessons are planned to suit a range of abilities allowing every student to benefit and improve upon their skills and knowledge. Our approach to teaching and learning encourages active participation by all pupils. 

In addition, Assistant Teachers work alongside the teachers in every year group in Early Years and Primary School, enabling more attention to be given to each student and closer monitoring of the work. 

By creating a learning environment where children feel at home, they will be more willing to explore new concepts and ideas. Self-discipline, a sense of responsibility, and respect for others are encouraged. Classroom walls are covered with displays of children’s art and craft, as well as language-based information to help them develop literacy skills. Displays of educational material related to topics being studied and an ever-changing role-play area helps further stimulate their enthusiasm. 

Lessons incorporate communication, language and literacy, enabling development towards independent speaking, listening, reading and writing. Initially, particular emphasis is placed on speaking and listening and in pre-reading and pre-writing activities. 

Early Years Curriculum

In Mathematics, children are introduced to important aspects of mathematical understanding and are provided with the foundation for numeracy. This is achieved through practical activities and by using and understanding simple mathematical language. 

Children acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and man-made world. Personal and social development focuses on children learning how to work, play, cooperate with others and function in a group beyond the family. 

The physical development programme aims to help children develop physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills in indoor and outdoor environments. Children are actively encouraged to establish positive attitudes towards a healthy and active way of life. Opportunities to be expressive and creative are, of course, crucial and offered daily through art, craft, role-play and music.