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Information retrieval – non-fiction (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Adaptable reading comprehension activities, worksheets, posters and quizzes based on information texts.

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Comprehension tasks
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All about wolves – a comprehension
A short non-fiction comprehension on mountains suitable for KS1  … read more
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The planets –a short comprehension
A short non-fiction comprehension sheet aimed at KS1, Y3 or SEND  … read more
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Mountains – a short comprehension
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Castles – a short comprehension
A short reading comprehension about castles. Suitable for KS1,  … read more
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School summer fair comprehension and poster
Children use their information retrieval skills to locate answers  … read more
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The United Nations - comprehension
A comprehension with answers based on the United Nations.  … read more
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Energy and population comprehension
An energy themed comprehension, ideal for World Population Day.  … read more
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April Fools' Day comprehension
A set of activities based on April Fools' Day including a co  … read more
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World Thinking Day
A set of ideas to get your class thinking on a range of subjects  … read more
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Marie Curie comprehension
A set of activities on the life and achievements of Marie Curie.  … read more
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A car-free world?
A set of activities for Car-free Day including a comprehension,  … read more
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Elvis Presley comprehension
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A royal wedding comprehension
A comprehension activity, differentiated three ways, based on  … read more
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Easter reading comprehension
A KS1 Easter reading comprehension using fact retrieval skills.  … read more
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The Great Fire of London – guided reading
A three-way differentiated guided reading task based on the Great  … read more
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English SATs reading practice paper
A reading practice SATs paper in the style of the national curriculum  … read more
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Snowy mountain - fronted adverbials
Children highlight fronted adverbials, powerful verbs and a short  … read more
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Sources of electrical power
A PowerPoint with an accompanying reading comprehension exploring  … read more
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Non-chronological report - teeth comprehension
A non-chronological report about teeth and tooth problems with  … read more
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Healthy eating - reading comprehension
A reading comprehension about healthy eating for years 3 and  … read more
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The history of Nintendo – a comprehension
A comprehension activity based on the history of Nintendo. Includes  … read more
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The Great Wave by Hokusai – poetry activities
Art and poetry. Learn about a famous piece of art work through  … read more
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Kodomo no hi festival comprehension and activity pack
A pack of activities based on Japan's Children's Day festival  … read more
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Going to a festival
A simple reading comprehension based on the Hay Festival in Wales.  … read more
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Sea explorers comprehension
Two differentiated versions of a comprehension activity about  … read more
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Project X Origins - synthesizing grid (1 + 1 = 2)
A chart to encourage children to make links between the information  … read more
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The Romans – a newspaper comprehension
A reading comprehension based on the growing conflict between  … read more
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Explanation text - how are fossils formed?
This is an explanation text about how fossils are formed and  … read more
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Ancient Egyptians and Bastet the goddess of cats
A comprehension activity linked to the Ancient Egyptians about  … read more
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St Andrew's Day comprehension
A reading comprehension exercise and a word fishing game to help  … read more
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Healthy eating comprehension
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Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
A set of activities based around Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr celebrations,  … read more
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Eight tips for National Storytelling Week
A set of handy tips for storytelling across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.  … read more
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Nelson Mandela – Biography and timeline cards
A biography of Nelson Mandela with a differentiated timeline  … read more
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Newspaper comprehension – Shackleton sets sail
A newspaper article about the launch of Shackleton's Endurance  … read more
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Reading at KS1
Whether you're preparing for SATs, or need daily guided reading  … read more
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Unit 8 – Resource 4 – Zoo map
This zoo map PowerPoint presentation accompanies 'Unit 8 - Discussion'  … read more
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Unit 7 – Resource 9 – Survival drama in the Andes
A non-fiction text based on a survival drama. This PowerPoint  … read more
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The Great Fire of London – reading comprehension
A simple reading comprehension based on the Great Fire of London.  … read more
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Guided reading tips
Five quick ideas to help with guided reading sessions.  … read more
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Using newspapers
Five quick tips on how to use newspapers in the classroom.  … read more
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All about Alfred the Great – comprehension task
A set of differentiated questions relating to a passage on Alfred  … read more
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Help Ted get ready for school – ordering simple instructions
Children simply cut and stick to place the instructions into  … read more
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Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong – Penguin schools resource collection
A fun and lively set of teaching ideas to 'laugh your socks off'  … read more
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My day trip – planning and evaluation grid
A great resource to help pupils to plan and evaluate school or  … read more
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The festival of Diwali
Read a brief description of the background to the festival and  … read more
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Hina-matsuri - Japanese doll festival
Inspired by Hina Matsuri, the Japanese festival of dolls, or  … read more
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Use less water
Explore the issue of saving water whilst looking at persuasive  … read more
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Ladybird facts
A bumper mini-beasts pack about Ladybirds. Pupils can learn about  … read more
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Pet questions
A resource for confident readers in Year 2. Pupils read a piece  … read more
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How to use a library
Complete the chart. Where would you find a library book? This  … read more
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Rescue article
A great report writing resource! First read a newspaper report  … read more
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St David's Day comprehension
A reading comprehension exercise and related activities to help  … read more
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The month of May
Complete the calendar so that the dates correspond to the correct  … read more
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Quiz quest
Can you find the answers to the questions as quickly as you can?  … read more
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The month of June
Complete the calendar so that the dates correspond to the correct  … read more
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Poster questions
A quick comprehension activity. Read the poster and answer the  … read more
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Father's Day resource
An informative comprehension exercise based around Father's Day.  … read more
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Calendar notes
Read the instructions and complete the gardening calendar! The  … read more
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St Patrick's Day - comprehension exercise
A reading for meaning exercise based on St Patrick's Day. Have  … read more
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Mothering Sunday - comprehension exercise
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March into Spring
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Easter reading comprehension
A quick reading comprehension based on Easter for Key Stage 2.  … read more
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St Valentine
Children extract meaning from the text and answer questions about  … read more
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Wolves: An information text
A super PowerPoint presentation for children to take notes from  … read more
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True or false?
An example of a nurse's report written in the 1st person all  … read more
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Boy rescued
'Boy rescued from fire!' Read the news report and organise the  … read more
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