The Arctic

the arctic

This week 2nd class learned all about the Arctic region, the northernmost part of the Earth. We learnt all about the animals that live there and created some amazing chalk pastel pictures of them.

We learnt that these animals, like living things all over the world are INTERDEPENDENT. Can you remember what this means? We made FOOD CHAINS which show how we depend on other living things to survive.

We imagined what it would be like to visit the Arctic and wrote postcards to 2nd class back in Dublin from the Arctic.

We learnt a new song called Okki-Tokki-Unga about an Inuit in the Arctic who went fishing for a seal. We made up actions to the song to tell his story.

Thank you Lydia for bringing in her David Attenborough DVD about the Arctic. Here’s a clip from the DVD

Next week we will be learning about the Antarctic, the most sothern region on Earth. We are looking forward to comparing the two polar regions.

16 thoughts on “The Arctic

  1. Brrrr β„οΈπŸ§ it’s feeling very cold in 2nd class this week! Fantastic drawings everyone. Well done. I look forward to hearing all about the Antarctic this week. Louise

  2. Hi miss Breen I can name most
    Of the animals in the Arctic and Antarctic
    snow owls, snow hares, snow foxes,
    Whales, seals, polar bears, and more

    Lucy:-)

  3. Hi Miss Breen. I have figured out that in winter the temperature can be minus 40 and in summer minus 10 in the Arctic. Hannah

  4. Hi MIss Breen I figured out interdependant means you survive on other animals.Seals live in the Arctic and Antarctic. Anna

  5. TO MISS BREEN I HAVE SOME facts about the Arctic. The Arctic region is found in the northern most part of earth, as well as the arctic ocean. the Arctic region is made up of parts of Russia,Greenland,Ganada,USA,Norway,Iceland,Swedan and Finland. The name arctic comes from a greek word meaning “near the bear”.from Emily

  6. Hi miss Breen
    I listnened to okki tokki unga and sang along too! I also have a fact about glaciers. Today glaciers cover around 10% of the earths total land area.During the last ice age they covered 32%. brrr!

  7. Hi Miss Breen the arctic ocean takes up parts of Russia . Also seals live in the arctic and the Antarctic and whales can stay under the water for about 15 mins until they have to breath through their blow hole . From (Ryanne)πŸ†’πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜œπŸ˜‹πŸ’˜πŸŒΊπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΈπŸ˜

  8. Hi Miss Breen I looked at the wiggles me and my friend Amber danced around and we were able to sing along πŸ˜œπŸ˜ƒπŸ†’πŸŒΈπŸ’˜πŸŒΊπŸ˜‚(Ryanne)

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