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Year 5 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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Empty vessels

Write persuasive statements for and against the proverb 'Empty vessels make the most noise'.

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I hated it!

Learn to justify an opinion about a book they didn't enjoy.

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Me and my name

Find out the meaning of children's own name and those of the rest of their family.

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Personality cults

Practise descriptive writing skills by writing two short persuasive descriptions of their favourite TV, film or sports personality, one good and one bad!

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Say it with flwrs

Look at the use of vowels in words by writing common phrases and sayings without vowels. Can they still be understood?

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Sounds and smells good!

Extend their vocabulary by writing descriptive words and phrases including onomatopoeic words to describe food.

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Split my sides!

Develop vocabulary skills by using word play and puns to write titles, authors and blurb for books.

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Strong and silent

Brainstorm words with silent letter 'b' and write dictionary definitions.

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Word chain

Develop vocabulary and look at word structure by playing a simple word chain game.

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Writing in code!

Look at spelling patterns in words by writing in a secret code.

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Your end only

Write a short playscript for one half of a conversation overheard on a train.

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Your starter for 10!

Develop vocabulary by writing lists of words with a common feature, e.g. all beginning with letter 't' in a specified time.