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Year 5 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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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.