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Year 1 English Homework

For many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school. For this reason, Hamilton have put a great deal of effort into writing suitable, fun and home-friendly activities for children and parents to share together. Children will benefit and so will parents and teachers!

The activities rehearse core literacy skills that you may wish children to practise or keep on the boil. Read our English homework blog for more advice about using them.

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Cat cot

Practise sounding out words to write words with the same start and end sounds but different middle sounds.

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Favourite item of clothing

Draw their favourite thing to wear, write labels for its special features and a caption about why they like it.

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Harry hopping, Bella bouncing

Practise sounding out words to write short action phrases for words starting with the same sound.

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Hickory dickory dock

Learn the nursery rhyme 'Hickory dickory dock' and make up own version for a new animal.

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Knock, knock, who's there?

Practise writing skills by writing down favourite 'Knock, knock' jokes to share with the rest of the class.

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Learning letters

Learn to form letters correctly in writing.

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Listen to my dream

Write and illustrate a short imaginative description of a favourite dream.

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Massive animal!

Develop descriptive writing skills by choosing a huge animal and writing unusual descriptive words and phrases to describe it.

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Miaow - I'm a dog!

Draw animals and practise sounding out words to write down the noises that they might make. Match animals to unusual noises.

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Moon landings

Write imaginative labels and captions for their own moon creature.

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Once upon a time

Use their imagination to complete the start of a traditional story.

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Rhyming animals

Use their imagination to think up simple rhyming phrases and sound out words to enable them to write these down.

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Summer holiday

Write a short imaginative description of what their favourite summer holiday would be.