Please see below a range of English activities that you can do.
Please can all children spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day reading either independently or with somebody.
Please also encourage children to practise their spellings and key sound spellings.
- Think of some questions that you could use in an interview with a family member. What would you like to ask them? Write down their answers or (with their permission) record them using a mobile device.
- Write a letter to a friend or family member. What would you like to tell them about?
- Read your favourite book to somebody or a pet.
- Write a postcard to your favourite author.
- Make up a story with other people. Each person is only allowed to say one sentence before moving on to the next person.
- Create a menu for today’s meal.
- Choose a toy, a household object or something in your food cupboard and make an advert to encourage people to buy it!
- Write a set of instructions to teach people how to play a simple game.
- Write a news report about something that has happened to you recently.
- Write a book review of the book you are reading. What is it about? Who would you recommend it to?
- Make some “top ten” lists. What are your top ten book characters, or books made into films, for example?
- Make a stop motion animation that tells a story. We like Stop Motion Studio on the App Store, but others are available to download too.
- Create a comic strip that shows what you did yesterday, or what you would love to do tomorrow.
- Read the dictionary (or another book in your home) and make a note of some words that you have not seen before. What do they mean?
- Write a letter to your teacher. What would you like to tell them?
- Choose characters from different books and imagine that they came together in a new story. Imagine what they might do together.
- Think of an alternative ending to one of your favourite books.