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It's breakfast time in England and Amir is excited to eat a fluffy crumpet. Crumpets are a very popular English breakfast and are eaten toasted, so Amir pops his into the toaster and waits for the outside to turn golden and crispy. When the crumpet is ready, Amir spreads some butter on the top and watches it melt. Amir also likes to have a bowl of fruit and a yoghurt to fill him up for the day ahead.

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Amir loves to play football. His favourite team are Bolton Wanderers FC. During the school holidays, he goes to the Wanderers Soccer School with his older sister. They play a lot of football together. They also like meeting their cousins in the local park to play cricket. They're best friends. What activities do you like doing with your best friends?

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England has a temperate climate. This makes it cooler and different over the four seasons. England has cold wet winters and warm, often wet summers, with lots of clouds and rain. There are lots of fruit and vegetables that grow in England’s climate, from apples in the colder months to strawberries in the summer.

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Amir lives near an area of special scientific interest with lots of wildlife like foxes, deer, dragonflies and robins.

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Bolton is a large town it is 6KM north-west of the city of Manchester. Bolton has a long history of manufacturing textiles in big factories called Mills. From Amir’s window he can see the West Pennine Moors these hills are protected because they are home to lots of different animals, birds and plants this is called wildlife conservation.

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In Scotland, Thomas is sitting down to eat his breakfast - a delicious morning roll. It is fluffy on the inside and crispy on the top. Thomas likes his filled with a fried egg. He loves pressing the roll down and watching the sunshine egg yolk ooze out of the side. So satisfying!

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Thomas loves birdwatching. The Isle of Mull has 261 different birds. He and his dad have spotted over a hundred different types! They like to take photos of all the local wildlife. He finds nature very relaxing.

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Scotland has a temperate oceanic climate.

The weather in Scotland is often cold and rainy, or snowy in the winter. Some summer days can be warm and sunny.

The main crop grown in Scotland's cold and rainy climate is spring barley, which is used to provide food for farm animals.

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Where Thomas lives in Scotland, you can find:
eagles, Scottish wildcats, bottlenose dolphins, highland cattle and thistles.

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The Isle of Mull is the fourth largest island in the UK. It is well known for hosting the Highland Games. It has a mountain in the middle of the island and four castles.

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After a long day at school, Fernanda loves to come home and have some of her mum's homemade bara brith. Bara brith is a traditional Welsh fruitcake and is served in slices, with butter spread on top. Fernanda likes to have a glass of milk or even a cup of tea with her delicious after-school bara brith snack.

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Fernanda loves walking along the Pembrokeshore Coast Path with her mum and Rocco, their dog. She enjoys searching for special rocks and pebbles. There are so many different kinds! She takes them home and paints them using her rock-painting pens and then adds them to her rockery in the garden.

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Wales has a temperate climate.

Wales has cold, wet winters and warm summers with lots of cloud and rain.

The cold sea water around Wales is home to many fish and shellfish. Fishermen catch wild sea bass, lobsters, crabs and mussels to sell at the fish market.

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In Wales, where Fernanda lives, you can find: red kites, red squirrels, ospreys, porpoises and puffins

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Solva is inside a coastal inlet, on the Welsh coast of Pembrokeshire. It has a harbour that changes with the tide. At high tide, there is just a very narrow beach but at low tide the harbour is almost completely dry! You can spend hours catching fish in the shallow water, exploring nearby caves and finding crabs in rock pools.

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Finn is helping his mum to make breakfast today. They are having potato farls (potato pancakes) as part of their Northern Irish breakfast, an 'Ulster fry'. Finn cuts the potato farls into triangles and adds them to his plate along with mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs, sausage and bacon.

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Finn and his mum enjoy exploring the coastline from a sea canoe. He has even started paddleboarding. He finds the sea very peaceful.

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Northern Ireland has an oceanic climate, also known as a marine climate.

Northern Ireland has cold, rainy winters and mild, wet summers.

The wet climate means that many sturdy vegetables grow all year round. You can find cabbage, cauliflower and beetroot in the farmer's fields.

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In Northern Ireland where Finn lives, you can find lots of marine life, including basking sharks, as well as pipistrelle bats, mountain hares, moles and stoats.

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Derry is famous because it is an ancient walled city, there aren't many of these in the world. It lies on the bank of the River Foyle and has three bridges. It is very hilly and has lots of steep streets which Finn enjoys running down but he doesn't enjoy walking back up them again!

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It's lunchtime in France and Louis is getting ready to eat with his family. Today, they are having a traditional French lunch - baguette with ham, soft cheese and salad. The baguette is a long thin bread and is sometimes called a 'baton' (or a stick). Louis' family buy a new baguette from the 'boulangerie' (the bakery) every day. Louis often cycles there with his older brother to collect the bread for the day.

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Louis' hometown of Biarritz is a very important place for French people. It is said that the sea there has special healing powers! People from all over France come to swim in the sea at Biarritz. They say it makes them sleep better, feel happier and breathe more easily. Louis always feels happier after he's been surfing in the sea.

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France has a largely temperate climate but it can differ from place to place.

There is often some cloud and lots of sun. Some mountainous areas have snow all year round!

The warm climate in France means that there is lots of delicious food produced locally. French dairy farmers use the milk from their cows, sheep and goats to make French cheese. In Biarritz, the local cheese is made from sheep's milk.

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In France where Louis lives, you can find roe deer, garden doormice, flamingos, European hares and
alpine marmots.

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Biarritz is a city on the Bay of Biscay, in France but not too far from Spain. In the city centre there are three gardens and two lakes. It also has six beaches and great surf, which are big waves that attract world-class surfers from all over the world.

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Nina adores bannock, a traditional bread eaten by the Métis people and across Canada. Normally bannock is made in a frying pan or the oven, but today, for a special treat, Nina and her family are cooking it the traditional way - over a campfire! When it's time to make bannock, Nina's parents make a fire and start to mix flour, salt, fat and water. When the dough is ready, Nina helps her mum to wrap it around a long stick and together they hold it over the fire to cook. Nina likes to dip her bannock in soup or eat with melted butter.

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Nina and her friends stay happy and healthy by taking part in community activities and after school clubs. Nina likes to dance with her family and friends and is learning to jig - a traditional type of dancing that involves moving your feet and legs quickly in time to music. Nina can't wait to watch the jigging at the Métis festival in a few weeks.

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The climate in North America is different across each different part of the continent. Some areas have a temperate climate and some have a desert climate.

Across Canada, winters are very cold with lots of clouds and snow and ice but summers can be warm and sunny.

The wheat that grows in Canada's fields is used to make some of the wheat flour that goes into Warburtons delicious bread!

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In Canada where Nina lives, you can find American bison, moose, beavers, killer whales and even polar bears in the far north!

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The plains and farmland around the city of Saskatoon have been inhabited for over 8000 years. The name Saskatoon comes from the indigenous Cree word 'misaskwatomina' (mi-sask-wat-o-mina) which are a sweet, purple berry that you can still find growing in the area.

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Ramona is at her grandmother's house in Paraguay. She is helping her to prepare chipa for today's breakfast. Chipa is a small, round bread flavoured with anise spice or cheese. In Paraguay, people eat chipa almost every day, whether they make it at home like Ramona's grandmother or buy it from street stalls called 'chiperas'. Ramona likes her chipa flavoured with cheese and dipped in guacamole - a sauce made from avocado.

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Ramona spends lots of time at home with her friends and family. People in Paraguay believe that this is very important for a happy life. Ramona spends time cooking with her family. Sometimes they have parties at home and will dance and listen to music. Her grandma is teaching her how to play the national instrument, the Paraguayan harp.

What type of music do you enjoy most?

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Paraguay has a subtropical climate, with warm, very wet summers with lots of sun and rain and cooler, dry winters.

Paraguay's hot, wet climate means that one of the most commonly grown crops is sugar cane. The sugar cane is used to make foods like chocolate, ice cream, bread and sweets.

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In Paraguay where Ramona lives, you can find lots of animal species including jaguars, ocelots, pumas, capybaras and toucans.

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Almost half of Paraguay is covered in tropical forests. It is home to over 1000 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Of these, 1.5% are exist nowhere else in the world and 3.7% are threatened.

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It's dinner time in Mumbai, India and Aarush and his family are having curry and roti for tonight's meal. Roti is a round flatbread cooked on a flat pan called a 'tava'. Aarush doesn't use a fork or spoon to eat his curry but instead, uses his roti to scoop up the curry. He eats the roti with the curry inside in one big bite. Delicious!

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Indian people know that exercise is important for a healthy life. Aarush walks a mile to school each day, while some other classmates cycle.

Aarush also likes to practise yoga. Yoga is like exercise for the mind. When Aarush has had a busy day, he uses yoga and controlled breathing to relax.

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The climate in India is different across each part of the country. Some areas have a tropical climate and some have a mountainous climate.

Across the majority of India, summers are warm and very wet with lots of sun and rain, while winters are mild and dry.

Mumbai is a busy city, full of buildings and people with not a lot of room for farms. Just outside the city though, the warm and very wet weather means that there are lots of rice fields, or rice paddies.

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In India where Aarush lives, you can find:
Asian elephants, snow leopards, Indian rhinos, Bengal tigers and Indian sloth bears.

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Mumbai is the economic capital of India. This means it attracts lots of people who want to live and work there. Mumbai is the seventh most populated place in the world, with a population of over 20 million people! All these people, businesses and traffic has led to air pollution. It is also home to some of the richest people on the planet but half of all people in Mumbai live in slums and are very poor.

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At Liya's home in Ethiopia, tonight's lentil stew is ready to eat. Liya's mum puts the pan containing the stew on a mat in the middle of the floor, while everyone sits on the ground around it. Liya and her family take some injera - a soft and spongy flatbread and Liya's grandfather uses his to scoop the stew out of the pan and into his mouth. The oldest person always eats first in an Ethiopian house, and because the injera flatbread makes such a great tool, you don't need plates or cutlery!

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Mealtimes are very important in Ethiopia. The sharing of food with family and friends is how Liya and her family show each other they care. Mealtimes are important times, spent talking, laughing and supporting each other.

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Ethiopia has different climates in different parts of the country. Some areas have a temperate climate while others have a desert climate.

Most of Ethiopia is warm all year round. It has both sun and rain, with the longest rainy season in the summer from June to September.

Ethiopia's climate means that legumes like chickpeas and lentils grow very well.

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In Ethiopia where Liya lives, you can find: yellow fronted parrots, Gelada baboons, lions, Ethiopian wolves and flamingos.

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Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city in Ethiopia. It is known as the political capital of Africa, meaning many decisions that affect the entire continent are made here. It lies at the foot of Mount Entoto. It is said to be a sacred mountain and has many churches and monasteries.

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Tia's family make traditional Māori breads from scratch. Many people across New Zealand enjoy eating Māori foods and celebrating their culture. Tonight they are enjoying Takakau bread with a traditional boil-up. Some people, including Tia, call it cartwheel bread, because it is a big and round flatbread. You only need flour and water to make it! Tia enjoys kneading the bread and then decorating it with lots of criss-crossing lines. And then eating it of course!

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Tia loves celebrating her Māori heritage by painting, weaving and drawing. She loves listening to her grandparents tell stories which she brings to life through art. She is most happy when she's creating.

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New Zealands climate varies. They have both sun and rain.

Summers in Auckland are wet, while winters are mild and damp. Plenty of rain is expected throughout the year, but mainly in winter.

Auckland's mild and wet weather provides the perfect growing soil for lots of fruits and vegetables. Some of the most common fruits are kiwis and avocados.

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In New Zealand where Tia lives, you can find: Kiwi birds, yellow-eyed penguins, falcons, dolphins and geckos.

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Auckland includes a city centre, suburbs, surrounding towns, nearshore islands and rural areas. It lies on an isthmus (a narrow strip of land that sticks out into the sea). There is a harbour on each side of the isthmus. It also lies on top of a volcanic field. The last volcano was in 1450AD and noone knows when the next one could be.

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Antarctica doesn't have a national cuisine because it is only populated by visitors. There are no farms, you can't grow vegetables in the ground and the wildlife is all protected. But food is really important and Sara needs it to replace the energy she loses while trying to keep warm!

This morning, Sara got up extra early to bake fresh bread. She can't wait to share it with her friends! There's nothing quite like waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. Yummy.

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Antarctica is so cold that Sara can’t step outside without putting on all her layers, including her insulated boots, heavy waterproof jacket and thick trousers. Some days the weather is so bad no one is allowed to go outside at all!

But Sara and her friends make their own fun with chess tournaments, short filmmaking competitions and baking contests.

How do you make fun indoors, when you can't play outside?

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Antartica has a polar climate and is extremely cold. There is lots of snow and ice. It is so cold that it isn't even safe to go outside without special protection.

There are no farms in Antarctica, but the cold sea is home to many different fish including tuna and swordfish. The fish are often caught, dried and then mixed with ice to make a traditional stew called Hoosh.

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Antarctica’s sub-zero temperatures are also inhospitable for most mammals. You can find penguins, seals and whales in Antarctica, but they spend most of their time on the ice, and rely on the sea for food, so they are not true continental inhabitants.

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The Antarctic is the earth’s southernmost continent. It is described as a polar desert and it's the coldest and driest continent in the world. Around 98% of Antarctica is covered with ice and it has several mountains. Antarctica is the only continent without an indigenous human population. Before it was discovered in 1820, no humans had ever set eyes on this icy continent. Antarctica is one of the few places in the world that can truly be described as having been discovered.

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