Monthly Archives: January 2021

Polar animals

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

Film of polar bears

Film of penguins

? Remember to have a look for other amusing filming of the penguins like these:

Cheeky penguins wreak havoc | Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale – BBC – Bing video
Robot Snowballcam confuses Emperor Penguins – Bing video

Karly’s work below – well done Karly!

Climate Zones and Temperatures – Comparing the UK and Polar regions

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!

Year 2 Recommended Reads

At the end of today’s live lesson, Toucans had a quick chat about the books they had been reading besides using Bug Club. It’s great to hear of a really enjoyable book that has been recommended by a friend!

Alex Sneddon recommends “On The Way Home” which is a new book Alex received at Christmas. The author is Jill Murphy. Since seeing the cover, Mrs Parry thinks we may have a copy of this in the Y2 book collection so we can all share it, once we are back in school together. Thank you for recommending it Alex!

Elias has been enjoying reading “Mr Stink” by David Walliams. This is an amusing book so if children enjoy reading this one, they might wish to try the other stories that David Walliams has written. Mrs Parry mentioned she had bought her nephew the latest book called “Code Name Bananas!”

Shriya is working her way through her collection of Roald Dahl books. Her Mum said she has become really hooked on them and is whizzing through the stories now! There are lots of Roald Dahl books in school.

Reva has read a collection of The Rainbow Fairy Book stories and really loved them. There are loads of these in school too!

Remember to keep reading everyone – let Mrs Parry know about your favourite lockdown reads so we can tell each other which ones are good to read for enjoyment and pleasure – Reading is fun!