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Year 3 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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Alphabet mix up

Practise spelling familiar and unfamiliar words. Who can spell the longest words and earn the most points in a fun letter game? (2 sheets).

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Alphabetical order

Practise creating alphabetical lists of items from an untidy cupboard or from under their beds. Note what happens in the list when two words begin with the same letter.

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Boring

Write a short playscript based on a conversation with an adult about being bored. Not the child, but the adult!

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Favourite clothes

Draw and label a picture of themselves wearing their favourite clothes. Discuss how what someone wears can give clues to their personality.

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Funniest book you've read all year

Write a short review of their favourite funny book. Practise writing in complete sentences. Talk about books with a partner.

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Learning letters

Learn to form letters correctly in writing.

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My incredible family

Use their imagination to think of superpowers for family and friends. Write a short description to explain what power they chose and why.

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Not again

Write a short letter to persuade parents/carers to ban a food children dislike from the house.

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Prefix picker

Start to become familiar with prefixes by playing a prefix dice game (2 pages)

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Secret hideaway

Use imagination to draw and then write a short description of their special secret hideaway. Practise thinking, saying and then writing sentences down.

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Silent and deadly

Study words with silent letters from their reading book. Put the words into groups according to the silent letter.

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Summer activities

Write a short description of their favourite thing to do in the summer holidays. Note that someone else will be reading their writing so they need to check for sense and handwriting.

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star

Have fun writing a new rhyme based on the same pattern a 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star',eg. 'Wriggle, wriggle little worm'.