The Last Bear
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold
There are no polar bears left on Bear Island.
At least, that’s what April’s father tells her when his research takes them to an Arctic outpost for six months. But one night April catches glimpse of something distinctly bear-shaped loping across the horizon. A polar bear who shouldn’t be here – who is hungry, lonely and a long way from home. A bear who is missing something – just like April.
Main Focus: Characters - Chapter 1
The first chapter introduces your KS2 class to characters April and Edmund.
In this activity your Year 3 / Year 4 class will delve deeper into the characters by looking at questions from Chapter 1 of The Last Bear.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Vocabulary - Chapter 2
This resource covers some of the lovely vocabulary used by Hannah Gold in Chapter 2 of The Last Bear book.
Your class will use the word bank to complete the sentences. They will also choose a few words to explore meanings and synonyms.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Contractions - Chapter 5 and 6
In this activity, your class will read the sentences from chapter 5 and chapter 6 of The Last Bear book and see where they can replace the two words with contractions.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Possessive Apostrophes - Chapters 9-12
In this activity, your class will look at the sentences and decide where an apostrophes should be used to show possession.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapter 14
We have created this comprehension linked to chapter 14 of the story ‘The Last Bear’.
You can choose from four different resources to see which would best suit your KS2 class. The final resource is multiple choice and focuses on pages 136-138 only opposed to the whole chapter.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Inverted Commas - Chapter 19
This resource focuses on pages 189-190 and inverted commas.
Your KS2 class will identify speech and add in the inverted commas to complete the passages.
We have seven different resources to choose from for your Year 3 / Year 4 class.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Inference
This resource is linked to chapter 20 and focuses on inference.
Your class must read the extracts from the chapter and determine what can be inferred. There are many things that can be inferred so we have included a few in the answer sheet and the multiple choice resource.Unlock Resource
Main Focus: Non-Fiction Pack - Non-Chronological Report
In this resource pack your class will learn some information about polar bears.
Once your class have read the non-fiction resource, they can they complete the true or false activity or comprehension.
We have also included a resource on how to ‘speak’ polar bear.Unlock Resource
About Polar Bears
A resource that your class can use to learn more about polar bears.Unlock Resource
Polar Bears Swimming
Watch this up close encounter with a swimming polar bear and her cubs.Unlock Resource
Hunting for Seals
This is a fantastic clip that shows a polar bear hunting for seals and how it avoids the seal smelling the bear’s scent.Unlock Resource