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Year 4 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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And then, and then and then

Practise using time connectives, but trying not to use 'and then' more than once when recounting their day at school to an adult helper.

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Being possessive

Understand the use of apostrophes to indicate possession by making signs for items belonging to different members of their family.

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Consequences

Explore the different elements of a story by playing the game of 'consequences' with a partner or two!

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Cut it out

Understand that a verb or action word is essential for a sentence to make sense by playing a 'shortening sentences' game.

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Dr Xargle's Book of Motherlings

Write a short description of their mother or another family member in a style similar to that of the 'Dr Xargle' books.

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Fantasy furnishing

Use imagination to restyle their bedrooms or another room at home. Draw the room and label using a number key.

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GOAL

Write a list of words and phrases to describe their feelings when they or their team, wins and loses a game, e.g. Football, cards, computer games.

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Longer sentences

Understand where adjectives and adverbs can be placed in a sentence by extending short sentences.

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Old-fashioned words

Make a list of old-fashioned words by talking to older family members, and a list of modern words that these folk may not have heard of.

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Pet paragraphs

Practise writing in short paragraphs by making an information poster about their pet or favourite animal.

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Twenty spelling questions

Practise using spelling rules by playing a simple 'yes and no' guessing game.

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Warmer, getting warmer

Understand degrees of intensity which can be described using adjectives, by sorting and ordering groups of words with similar meanings (2 sheets).