Polar Bears – Y2 non-chronological reports.

In this unit, a combination of non-fiction books and BBC Nature documentaries provide the stimulus for children to explore the layout, vocabulary and purpose of non-chronological reports.  Whilst the example is based around Polar Bears, similar texts can be found to replace with any other animal linked to the opening experience – a visit to a zoo, wildlife park or animal sanctuary.  This venue also provides a real audience for the writing – a book or report for visitors.  It is also helpful if there are links to the areas covered in Science  e.g. habitat, adaptation or life cycles.

A combination of selection of books could be used. For example;


Y2 Polar bears non-chronological report – teaching sequence

Y2 Polar bears non-chronological report – learning objectives

Bear facts

Non-chronological reports text type information