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Now that November has passed, we have lots to fill you in on! We began November by learning all about homes; particularly the home of a badger and a fox. We designed a sett for a badger and an earth for a fox. We learned all about the characteristics of each animal and what makes them unique. From this, we looked at the different types of homes we can live in. We compared the features of all the different types of homes and discussed the similarities and differences using venn diagrams. Things got even more interesting when we explored lots of different homes all around the world. We explored mud huts from an African tribe, Swiss chalets, Igloos and houses on stilts in New Guinea.

We were lucky to have Friendship week in November. We did lots of work on what it means to be a good friend and how we can make sure we are the best friends to others that we can possibly be. To celebrate, we drew portraits of our friends sitting beside us and finished them off with some famous quotes about friendship.

In art, we also did some printing. We used different shaped blocks of wood and cardboard to print shapes. Our shapes then merged together to create a cityscape. We were studying 2D shapes at the time so this was great practice.

During November, we had a strong focus on poetry. We studied poems such as 'Louder than a Clap of Thunder' by Jack Prelutsky and 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough. We worked collaboratively to create our own sound poems and used all our senses to help us.

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