Ayra has produced some super work about polar animals. Toucans have been learning about how the animals are adapted to help survival in their surroundings. Do you know why a polar bear needs wide, strong paws? What does he use them for?
Toucans (and Mrs Parry!) loved learning about some Polar animals in the live lesson today. They found out how the animals are suited to the habitat they live in to help them survive. We especially focused on Polar Bears who live in the Arctic and Penguins who live in the Antarctic.
Karly got straight to work with her follow up task. She is becoming an expert in our new topic!
Here are a few links to watch.
Film of arctic animals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=DXxzjmCFwTI
Film of polar bears – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011mrxm
Film of penguins – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWTwan_G6YE&feature=emb_title
😂 Remember to have a look for other amusing filming of the penguins like these:
Karly’s work below – well done Karly!
Year 2 are busy becoming experts in the Polar Regions this week. They have learnt about the different climate zones of the world. They discovered the hottest countries are nearest to the Equator, whilst the Polar regions are furthest away. Toucans have been busy using the Met Office website to compare UK temperatures to the Arctic (North Pole) regions. They also found out that Antarctica (South Pole) is the coldest place on Earth. Here is the follow up task that Toucans completed after they had taken part in their “Live Lesson” – Well done Isla – this is a fantastic piece of work – very accurate and neat!
Toucans have been enjoying looking at atlases and learning how to use them efficiently, by referring to the contents page. They also looked at a globe and discovered we are quite a small country!
They found out the names of the countries using an atlas and were successful in labelling a blank map. Afterwards, the children located the capital cities of each country for an extra challenge. Quite a few children already knew the capital city of England (and the UK) is London. They recognised some London landmarks such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace whilst looking at some photos. Great work Toucans!
Today we had our final Geography lesson where we learnt lots more facts about the north and south poles. We are very excited to start writing our letters to Professor Pole tomorrow!
This week we have been enjoying learning all about the world in our Geography lessons. We have spent time learning about globes, maps and atlases. We enjoyed exploring the new atlases for ourselves. We used the index to find different countries and label them on maps.
We are learning about the continents and oceans of the world too. Maybe you can test us!
Today we started our first Geography topic. We are going to be learning all about where in the world our food comes from. We had a look at a globe, map and atlas and discussed what we already knew about the world. We then had an opportunity to explore the atlases for ourselves. They were wonderful! We are really looking forward to learning more.
In our Geography lesson today we learnt some more facts about the rainforest. We are becoming very knowledgable! We then researched more facts for ourselves in books and using Swiggle (a safe search engine for children) on the internet. We had to make sure we understood the facts before we recorded them.
Today Toucans visited the North Pole and the South Pole! Have a look at our video and see what we found out..
Of course we never really visited the Poles – they are too far away and too cold! In our Computing lessons we have been learning how to search for and save images. We have also been working on our acting and presentation skills.
We made our own reports and Mr Baddhan helped us to use the green screen to make it look like we really visited the North and South Pole. Do you think we did a good job?
In our topic we have been learning about the effects of global warming on polar bears. In PSHE today we explored where our food comes from. We were amazed to find how far some of our food travels around the world! We discussed how this contributes to global warming and ways in which we could avoid this.