Year 5 Non fiction worksheets by Subject

Year 5 proofreading: formal and informal language

Year 5 proofreading: formal and informal language

Billy has written a letter to try to persuade his local council that a new park is needed in the area. The language is very informal. Do you think his letter will be taken seriously? Your task is to keep the ideas in the letter the same but rewrite it using the more appropriate formal language that is needed when writing a persuasive letter to someone you don’t know.
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Book reviews activity pack

Book reviews activity pack

Help your child explore books and language with TheSchoolRun's Book reviews activity pack, a huge collection of reading comprehension and creative writing resources for Year 1 to Year 6.
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Using formal and informal language worksheet

Using formal and informal language

A formal letter and an informal letter has been cut up into pieces. Can you cut out the pieces and piece them back into two letters?
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Reading and labelling instruction text

Reading and labelling instruction text

This is an instruction text. It comes from a manual that came with a digital camera. See if you can find any manuals around the house or on the internet. Can you find the following features? Tick them off as you see them.
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Persuasive texts: advertising worksheet

Persuasive texts: advertising

Adverts are designed to persuade people to buy things. The text is written to try to make the product sound as fantastic as possible. Read this advert for a cleaning robot then see if you can spot some of the features often used in adverts in the text.
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Planning, writing and designing your own advert worksheet

Planning, writing and designing your own advert

Imagine that you are creating a product that you think people will want to use. This can be a completely made-up, make-believe product – it could even be magic! Use your imagination as much as possible. Draw a picture of your product below. Label it to show what the different features are and how it will be used.
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Giving oral instructions and writing a manual worksheet

Giving oral instructions and writing a manual

Find an appliance in the home that you don’t know how to use, for example a hairdryer, printer or microwave. Have a go using the appliance yourself. Now, the adult who is helping you is going to follow YOUR commands in using the appliance. They must do exactly as you say! This means that your instructions must be very clear.
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Answering open and closed questions worksheet

Answering open and closed questions

A closed question is one which only requires a simple answer (usually one word), for example: What is your name? An open question allows the person being asked to talk more freely in a variety of different ways, for example: How are you feeling? Here are some questions for Perseus. Cut them out and sort them into a pile of closed questions and a pile of open questions.
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Writing informative text worksheet

Writing informative text

Have your child pretend they're helping out a new boy or girl who's just arrived at their school by explaining all of the important things they'd need to know, from homework to PE.
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Spotting facts and opinions worksheet

Spotting facts and opinions

Use this worksheet to help your child learn to recognise sentences that are facts and sentences that are opinions.
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Write full sentences worksheet

Write full sentences

Convert basic notes about a fun day at the Natural History Museum into full sentences and paragraphs.
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Write a letter about your holiday worksheet

Write a letter about your holiday

This exercise is a great way to help your child practise descriptive writing. Talk about recent holidays your family has gone on, and what your child remembers from them. Can they write a letter to a friend, telling them about the holiday?
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Instruction text puzzle

Instruction text puzzle

This instruction text worksheet helps your child understand the correct way to explain a detailed process, and also gives you a recipe for a tasty treat!
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Writing a diary entry worksheet

Writing a diary entry

This worksheet shows an example diary entry and then encourages children to write their own, thinking about various features of diary writing.
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Analysing spoken commentary

Analysing spoken commentary

This worksheet encourages children to listen to a spoken commentary and analyse it.
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Expressing point of view worksheet

Expressing point of view

This worksheet prompts your child to write a letter stating their point of view about a library being built in their town or village.
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