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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 English homework blog for more advice about using them.

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Advertising rubbish

Write advertisements for a load of old rubbish! Use excellent persuasive language – pull out all the stops!

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An ugly lovely town

Study the master of descriptive writing – Dylan Thomas! Children write their own descriptions of their hometown.

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Family anecdotes

What happened on the way to the shops…? Write anecdotes in a humorous and imaginative style.

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Favourite book types

Look at different genres of book and explain why one of these is a favourite.

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From easy to hard

Start with a simple sentence and extend it by adding clauses. Use different connecting words.

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Officially speaking

Become Prime Minister for five minutes and draft a new law of your choosing. Use official formal language.

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Rap, rap, rapper

Read an example of early rap poetry and write own rap poem.

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Same meaning, different sense

Starting with a statement describing how we feel, we attempt to express this in as many different ways as possible using synonymous phrases.

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Stork

Search for words with three consonants in a row. Recognise spelling patterns.

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The long and the short of it

Look at ‘textese’. Rewrite text messages in the most formal style possible – as if writing to the queen!

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Try to see it my way

Produce a piece of persuasive writing that encourages people to see a familiar dispute from YOUR point of view!

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Which poem do you like?

Given a choice of four classic poems, pick one and learn part of it off by heart. Canvass opinions as to the best poem!