Writing Activities: Year 3

Polar bear

Polar bears live in the Arctic. They are very good swimmers, and like to swim around the Arctic coast. They live in one of the coldest environments in the world, so they have a thick coat of fur and a layer of fat to keep themselves warm.

They often have to travel across very large areas to find food and mates. In this clip, we will see a polar bear searching for love, but will he find it?


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Credit: BBC Two – Natural World

Literacy idea

Write a lonely hearts advert for a polar bear seeking a partner.

You should include the following details:

  • The polar bear’s name
  • A description of the polar bear (what they look like, their likes and dislikes, their hobbies, etc.)
  • What they are searching for in their ideal partner
  • What they would like to do on a first date
  • Any other details that you think are important

Wider curriculum idea

Read these 10 facts about polar bears from natgeokids.com. Once you have read them, pick your three favourite facts and share them with a family member or friend. Make sure you explain why they are your favourites.