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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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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.