Writing Non Fiction

Ideas, display materials and printable resources to help your children develop their non fiction writing. 

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7 - 11
Lighting a Fire

Lighting a Fire

Use a marshmallow toasting activity to develop your students' language and instruction writing skills. Includes clear instructions, safety information and tips for teachers.
5 - 11
How to Look After Your Heart Instructions Template

How to Look After Your Heart Instructions Template

How can we look after our hearts? Ask your children to write or draw some instructions on this activity sheet.
5 - 11
How to Look After Your Teeth Template

How to Look After Your Teeth Template

Ask your children to create a set of instructions that teach others how to look after their teeth, using words, pictures or both!
7 - 16

Write Walkthrough Instructions

Create a set of walkthrough instructions to teach others how to play the Myst games!
7 - 11
Tudor House For Sale

Tudor House For Sale

Can children use their knowledge of Tudor Houses to persuade people to buy this one?
7 - 11
Rainforest Explorer Recounts

Rainforest Explorer Recounts

Some fantastic ideas, encouraging children to create a recount based on a rainforest trip.
7 - 11
Reports

Reports

A Powerpoint presentation, created by Hannah Ford, giving information about writing reports.
7 - 11
School Guide

School Guide

Make a guide about your school to help other children using this planning template.
5 - 11
Time Capsule

Time Capsule

If you were to set up a time capsule, how would your children describe life at this point in time? Use this worksheet to find out.
5 - 11
Winter Holiday News

Winter Holiday News

A useful framework for getting children to write a recount of their winter break. Could be adapted for use at other times of the year.
7 - 11

World Cup Report

Useful report templates which children can use to write reports about the World Cup matches.
7 - 11
Writing a Profile

Writing a Profile

Ask children to interview one another, and then write a profile based of their interviewee, using this sheet as a prompt.
5 - 11
Postcards

Postcards

A fantastic way for the children to tell you about their holidays, encouraging independent writing without intimidating them. Children can also design the front of their postcard appropriately.
7 - 11

Finding out about Foxes

Requires children to use their research skills to produce an information report about foxes.
7 - 11

Topic Dictionary

A cross-curricular activity to reinforce understanding of specific vocabulary.