Writing Non Fiction

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

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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.
2 - 5

Making a Sandwich

A fun way of encouraging children to think about the importance of clear instructions.
5 - 11
Information about Egypt

Information about Egypt

Information which could be used by children when writing a report about Egypt.
7 - 11

Writing Detailed Instructions

Help children to write more detailed instructions using this technique.
7 - 11

Topic Dictionary

A cross-curricular activity to reinforce understanding of specific vocabulary.
7 - 11
Instructions Homework

Instructions Homework

A worksheet (which could be used for homework), based around instructions for making tea and sandwiches.
7 - 11

Finding out about Foxes

Requires children to use their research skills to produce an information report about foxes.
5 - 11

Write to Santa!

Send a letter to Santa at Christmas and receive a reply too!
7 - 11
Letters

Letters

Children are asked to look at the differences between formal and informal letters, and to put jumbled letters into the correct order.
7 - 11

Food Factory Persuasive Writing

Use this letter to encourage children as a starting point for persuasive writing in Years 5 and 6.