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What are they?

We had another visit today, though not of the Minpin kind, but of some creature that had travelled all the way from Chile…a long way from the familiar setting of Southampton that we’ve been learning about in our Geography and History learning!

The children learnt that the creatures were indeed known as ‘Degus’. We learnt all about them, and used the stimulus for our first Big Write of the year. Children produced some excellent extended writes, choosing their own text type. Some chose to write diary entries: ‘A day in the life of a degu’, some chose narrative, some chose information text and there were also some very interesting riddles!