The Green Turtle: Non-Chronological Report Planning for Year 5/6


About this unit:

This is a ten-lesson unit of English work based on the reading and writing of a non-chronological report. It is intended for Upper Key Stage 2. This unit follows the 2014 National Curriculum objectives.

The ten lessons in this unit allow children to explore, discuss and understand a non-chronological report. During the first week, children will explore a non-chronological report based on the green turtle which is an amazing animal in Australia! Through guided and shared activities children will write their own version of this text ensuring they have included the correct language and organisational features. In the second week, children will carry out their own research into an Australian animal of their own choice. Children will then apply what they have learned in the first week and plan, write and edit a non-chronological report based on the Australian animal which they have chosen and then they will write a non-chronological report independently.

The Green Turtle: Non-Chronological Report Planning for Year 3/4 is also available!


What is included?

  • A sheet with the National Curriculum English objectives for Y5/6 which are highlighted to help track and assess the progress of the class; to track coverage of the English curriculum and to show what objectives the unit covers.
  • *NEW* Printable child-friendly learning objectives for children’s books.
  • Non-chronological report planning for 10 days including possible science cross-curricular links.
  • *NEW* Now includes a PowerPoint containing the lesson structure and learning activities for all 10 lessons of the unit which can be presented to the children. The PowerPoint design and content can be adjusted to suit the needs of a class.
  • A non-chronological report about the green turtle which includes details about the green turtle’s appearance, habitat, diet, adaptions, social behaviour and life cycle and why they are endangered.
  • A non-chronological report about the green turtle that has been simplified for lower-achieving children.
  • A glossary for the non-chronological report about the green turtle.
  • Boxing-up Plan for the non-chronological report about the green turtle (differentiated on two levels but a writing frame is included for lower-achieving children).
  • Success Criteria for non-chronological reports (differentiated on three levels).
  • Non-chronological report about the green turtle writing frame for lower-achieving children
  • Boxing-up Plan for research into own Australian animal (differentiated on three levels).
  • Extra Boxing-up Plans for children who wish to independently research the threats faced by green turtles: including their vulnerability to predators, impact of humans on their habitat and nesting sites, the impact of fishing and plastic pollution and how they are being protected (differentiated on two levels).

Files included:

Planning in a pdf plus a PowerPoint containing lessons.


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