Video: Here We Are

Toucans have been introduced to the book “Here We Are” this week. They shared facts about what happens on planet Earth and also about the entire Solar System. Using Google Earth, the class zoomed right in to find exactly where we are on the planet. The children enjoyed looking at Mrs Parry’s interactive toy model of the Solar System to check they had got their facts right! Afterwards, they all studied an aerial map of Bells Farm school and identified different areas of the school including our classroom. Each child completed a mind map, considering four aspects of family, friends, home and school. The children used their information to independently produce a leaflet, for an alien, all about “Planet Earth.” Please look at our working wall photos and short film clips!

Icebergs

This week Toucans are learning about icebergs as part of their topic about the Polar regions. Charlie showed the class his fantastic homemade iceberg during Monday’s live lesson. Alex Sneddon enjoyed this lesson as he is very interested in the Titanic. Do you know what happened to the Titanic? If you don’t, ask Alex because he is an expert! Joseph also loved this lesson and sent some photos in to share.

Well done Toucans!

Joseph’s work

Joseph’s work

Joseph’s work

Letters to Professor Pole!

Today, Toucans are busy writing their replies back to Professor Pole. At the start of their topic, he sent them all a video message asking them to help him answer some questions he had. Toucans have been gathering lots of information about the Arctic (North Pole) and Antarctica over the last few weeks and are all becoming experts!

Do you know the answer to our questions?
What animals live in the North Pole?
What is the land and climate like in the North Pole?
How do people and animals survive in the North Pole?

Karly’s letter to Professor Pole

Ayra’s letter to Professor Pole

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.

Information:
Film of arctic animalshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=DXxzjmCFwTI

Film of polar bearshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011mrxm

Film of penguinshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWTwan_G6YE&feature=emb_title

😂 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!