Year 2 Ice Bear

In Year 2, the children used the Ice Bear topic as inspiration to write non-chronological reports about polar bears. Each child used an iPad to research their own facts about polar bears before writing a report containing appropriate non-fiction features. Here is an example written by Tom in Y2JS:

Polar bears

What do polar bears look like?

Polar bears are enormous bears that have white fur. They appear white but they actually have black skin. Polar bears have knife-like paws and they have 42 teeth!

Where do polar bears live?

Polar bears live in the shivery Arctic (Russia, Canada, Alaska and Greenland) in the far north.

What do polar bears eat?

Seals make up most of a polar bear’s diet. Polar bears use ice platforms to eat their prey and they are the largest land carnivore in the world! Polar bears are at the top of the food chain and they can also eat walruses or small fish.

Other interesting facts

Polar bears keep themselves clean by rolling in the snow! The cubs hide in a den with their mother. Did you know that there are only about 20,000 polar bears in the world?

 

 

 

Here is an example by Evie in Y2LC:

Polar Bears

 

What do polar bears look like?

Despite what we think polar bears fur is black not white. Their fur is transparent with each one of a polar bear’s hair being a hollow tube and is also oily and water repellent. They have very sharp teeth and sharp claws to help them walk in the snow. They are the biggest bear in the entire world, they are huge and powerful. Polar bears have stubby tails and ears to stop the warmth from escaping from their body.

 

Where do polar bears live?

Polar bears are usually found in the Arctic. The Arctic is made up of Alaska, Canada, Russia, Denmark, Greenland and Norway. They are mostly found in areas with lots of sea ice and ice seals for them to eat.

 

What do polar bears eat?

Polar bears mainly eat seals as they provide them with lots of fat and energy. Polar bears stick their jagged teeth into the seal’s head. They also eat carcasses of other animals that have been left by predators. They can sometimes eat walruses and whales.

 

Other interesting facts

In fact baby polar bears are smaller than human babies. Did you know that polar bears can swim 100 miles in one go? Male polar bears can grow up to 10 feet tall and weigh up to 1400kg. Polar bears are excellent swimmers and they spend most of their time in the sea. Polar bears can smell things up to 1 kilometre away! Polar bears can run at 25 miles per hour.