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I can identify and sort the features of a non-chronological report



For today's task you will be organising some facts into a non-chronological report about Ancient Egypt. I have included some facts below that are unorganised and your job is to identify which facts should be grouped together.



Topic Title or Subheadings


Below is a list of subheadings which will be used in your report. Can you spot which of the subheadings below would work best as a title?


River Nile


Ancient Egyptians





Did you work it out? Ancient Egyptians would work best as a topic title because the report is all about Ancient Egypt. All of the other words would work best as subheadings.






Write Ancient Egyptians as a title and split your page into quarters (4 equal parts). This is done like this:



River Nile





Sort through the facts below and place them under the correct subheading. If you have a printer, you might want to print the facts out, cut them out and organise them on a table first. If you don't have a printer, work through the list from top to bottom and organise them one by one. Spend no longer than 30 minutes on this activity.


BE CAREFUL - I will be including 3 general facts about Ancient Egyptians which don't fit in to any of these sections. Identify them and do not include them. We will use these facts tomorrow to help us to write an introduction.





  • The rulers of Ancient Egypt were called pharaohs.

  • Each stone could weigh as much as two and a half elephants!

  • The River Nile was very important to the Egyptians.

  • The Ancient Egyptians were a civilisation that lasted from 3000 BC to 30 BC.

  • Each hieroglyph represented an object or letter and there were around 700 different ones.

  • The Egyptians could also use the river to travel.

  • The pyramids were finished with a white coating, which protected the stones underneath.

  • Tutankhamen is one of the most famous pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. He was only 8 or 9 when he became ruler and is often known as the ‘boy king’.

  • The word ‘pharaoh’ means great house and some people even considered the pharaoh to be a god.

  • The Ancient Egyptians loved art, building and board games.

  • The Sphinx guards the Great Pyramids at Giza; it has the body of a lion and the face of a human.

  • The river provided water for drinking and watering crops.

  • The River Nile is about 4,160 miles long, and it is the longest river in Africa.

  • The Ancient Egyptians also worshipped many gods and even some animals.

  • Ancient Egyptians used a system of picture writing called hieroglyphics.

  • The area next to the Nile was known as the ‘black land’ and the soil was very fertile.

  • The Egyptians could also use the river to travel.

  • The pyramids were built using huge stones.

  • The pharaoh was the most important, powerful person in Egypt.

  • Ramesses II was a pharaoh for over 60 years and in that time he fathered 156 children!



Spend 30 minutes organising as many of these facts as possible. Did you manage to find the three introduction facts?