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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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Animal diary

Put themselves in another’s shoes by writing an imaginative diary entry for a favourite animal.

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Cat’s eye view!

Understand and use features of instructions to write a set of fun instructions from an animal’s point of view.

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Comprehension

Practise comprehension skills by choosing a passage from a favourite book, magazine or information leaflet and writing own comprehension questions

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Describe the view!

Use similes and unusual adjectives to practise and perfect descriptive skills by writing a description of a view from a window.

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Explain yourself properly

Understand key features of explanations and write an explanation for how a favourite computer game, mobile phone, karaoke, record charts or football league tables work.

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Graffiti – good or bad!

Write a clear reasoned argument in the form of a newspaper article for or against graffiti in public spaces. Understand key features of arguments.

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Hard spellings

Identify and list some words that are difficult to spell. Test friends and family to see if they can spell these words.

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Holiday of a lifetime

Practise using imaginative and descriptive language to write a detailed description of their ‘holiday of a lifetime’.

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Invent a crossword puzzle

Look at word structure, spelling and meaning by making up crossword clues.

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Once upon a time

Use imagination and narrative writing skills to write their own fairy or traditional tale using the structure provided.

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Phone conversation with

Write a telephone conversation between themselves and a famous person as a playscript. Understand the features of writing a conversation.

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When I grow up

Understand and use descriptive writing and explanation to write a description of what they would like to be when they grow up!