English Homework for Key Stage 2

Activity-Based Learning

By Andrea McGowan, Vicki Parfitt, Colin Forster

Illustrated by David Brookes

© 2010 – Routledge

82 pages | 51 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415474559
pub: 2009-09-24
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About the Book

English Homework for Key Stage 2 is a unique resource for busy teachers - a selection of ‘pencil-free’, hands-on activities, aligned with the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and with clear links to the topics set out in the PNS Framework for English, that teachers can use as extension activities or give to pupils as homework to do with members of their family or friends. Each of the activities encourages the pupils to learn through discussion and through practical activities utilising everyday resources.

Each activity is quick and easy for pupils and teachers to manage, and includes:

  • a learning aim, full, clear instructions and discussion points
  • tasks to foster collaboration and partnership between pupils, parents and teachers
  • photocopiable resources.

A refreshing approach for teachers and pupils, these activities will foster enthusiasm for learning and inspire pupils' interest in English.

Table of Contents

Guidance for the teacher Speaking, Listening and Interacting: Years Three and Four Speaking, Listening and Interacting: Years Five and Six Drama, Performance and Presentation: Years Three and Four Drama, Performance and Presentation: Years Five and Six Reading and Responding: Years Three and Four Reading and Responding: Years Five and Six Spelling, Punctuation and Structure: Years Three and Four Spelling, Punctuation and Structure: Years Five and Six

About the Author

Andrea McGowan is an experienced primary school teacher and a member of the primary English team at the University of Gloucestershire.

Colin Forster is the primary science team co-ordinator and primary PGCE course leader at the University of Gloucestershire.

Vicki Parfitt is an experienced primary school teacher and a member of the primary science team at the University of Gloucestershire.

David Brookes is an illustrator and is a member of the faculty of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire.

About the Series

Active Homework

The Active Homework series is a unique collection of practical worksheets, providing ‘pencil-free’, hands-on activities for English, maths and science, which teachers can use as extension activities in the classroom, or give to pupils as homework to do with members of their family or friends. Practical tasks and discussions form the basis for effective learning, with children and their families learning together.

Each book in the series contains practical activities, utilising everyday resources, which align with the National Curriculum, and the relevant National Strategy documents or QCA schemes of work.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy