Week 2 Homework

Your homework for this week is the Reading Homework. You will need to answer one question from either the fiction or non-fiction question sheet, depending on what type of book you are reading at home. Remember to complete your answer neatly and answer the question in as much detail as possible.

If you have lost your homework book or question sheets I can give you some more questions.

Homework: Sports Day Snapshot

For your homework this week you’ll be writing a short descriptive snapshot about an event from sports day. Remember a snapshot is a descriptive piece of writing about one moment.

To complete your homework, pick an event from sports day and write about your senses (see, feel, hear and wonder) in sentences. Try and use adjectives, emotive words, synonyms and similes.

Remember your homework can be posted on the blog or completed in your homework book. Please re-read your work once it has been completed and correct any basic mistakes.

Homework: Similes

Students have started learning about similes to help improve their descriptive writing.

A simile is when a writer compares something to something else by using as a or like.


  • The massive dog was as slow as a dawdling turtle.
  • The people below looked small like tiny ants.

Similes are also improved by using adjectives and strong words.

For the students’ homework this week, they need to write 2 similes. One simile will be comparing something that is hungry and the other will be comparing something that is angry.

Students will need to think of a topic that matches the topics and then write it in a simile by comparing it to something else. Each simile should have at least one adjective.

Students can post their comment on the blog or complete their homework in their homework book.

Homework is due on Friday.

Reading Homework

Today the students received their reading homework, which will be completed every second week. On the alternate week the students will complete their homework via the grade’s blog.

Students will complete their reading homework in an exercise book that they took home today, which also has a list of questions for a fiction book and a non-fiction book. The students must complete one question and hand their book in on Fridays with their reader so it can be corrected. If students want to complete more than one question, they are more than welcome to.

Homework… Week 3

This week for homework you will add adjectives to a list of nouns below to describe the nouns.

Your homework will be due by this Friday.

Adjectives help our writing by making it more exciting and engaging.

Example: house – haunted house… Haunted is the adjective and house is the noun.

Rewrite these nouns with an adjective in front of them.

  1. dog
  2. slide
  3. snake
  4. tree
  5. bike
  6. road
  7. boy
  8. girl
  9. table
  10. apple

You may write your homework as a post on the blog or use a printed sheet of paper to neatly write your homework.

If you are posting on the blog remember to check your post carefully, write your name and use your email address from class. Your address will be mark31andrew+yourname@gmail.com

Example: Riley’s email is mark31andrew+riley@gmail.com

Homework: Term 4 Week 3 – Synonyms

This term for word work we have been looking at using synonyms to replace boring words to make our writing more interesting to read.

Re-write the following sentences. Replace the boring words (the underlined words) with a synonym to make the sentence sound more exciting.

  • The big dog walked around happily in the house.
  • The sad man lost the game.
  • The big group of students were happy when the loud bell went.
  • The fast cheetah ran after its prey.
  • I jumped into the cold pool.