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Year 6 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 maths homework blog for more advice about using them.
Write play script for a next episode of a favourite serial, considering character and plot. Use play script layout.
Use a headline as a starting point for a humorous or fantastic story. Children write with imagination, using journalistic style and vocabulary.
Use persuasive words and techniques to present an argument.
Making judgements about books giving opinions, justifying these with reasons and using persuasive language to encourage others to read the chosen book.
Understand the grammatical functions of different types of words to create bizarre or nonsense sentences.
Understand how to connect sentences in different ways in descriptive and imaginative writing.
Use suffixes and prefixes to extend vocabulary and improve spelling. Children would benefit from taking home or using dictionaries.
Use conjunctions (connecting words) to write complex sentences and see how they change the connotation or meaning of the sentence.
Select key information from a text and summarise in a limited number of words.
Understand that prefixes can be used to give a word a particular meaning. Learn the meanings of common prefixes.
Study idioms and proverbs from many cultures, work out what truths these express and then make up their own humorous proverbs.
Understand the role of prepositions and use them in descriptive writing.