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Year 4 English Homework

It is often easy to forget that for many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school. We have therefore 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!

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Invent new meanings for common acronyms, e.g. RSPCA -Really Silly Pets Club Australia

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A hopping elephant

Understand grammatical function of different words in a sentence by using verbs as describing words for animals. Use their imagination to make some unlikely combinations.

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Diary of a fruit fly

Use their imagination to write a personal diary entry for their favourite superstar.

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Ello, 'ello, 'ello....

Act out and write a script for what was said when the police interviewed Goldilocks after she was reported by the three bears.

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Information for all

Write and illustrate a set of instructions for their favourite game or activity.

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More than one of them

Look at spelling rules for plurals. Write lists and sort words according to how they are pluralised.

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New, new, new

Use persuasive language to design an advert for a brand new and disgusting snack! Use correct punctuation to include quotations from happy customers.

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One word really

Brainstorm families of words that all contain the same 'root word'.

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Same sound, different letters

Look at phonic structure of words by writing a list of two or three word descriptions of fabulous foods based on the same starting sound.

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Summer madness

Use imagination, complex vocabulary and elaborated language to write a detailed description of a costume for a fancy dress ball.

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Syllable triangles

Practise syllables in words by writing syllable triangles, each with a common theme.

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Telephone rhymes

Use imagination to write a short mobile phone conversation in rhyme.