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English practice for 7-11 year olds

Here are some fun activities to help 7-11 year olds practise their English at home. You can print off the activity sheets or talk about them together on-screen.

Adverbs

Adverbs

Adverbs such as 'quickly' or 'easily' describe an action. Fill in the gaps in the sentences using the adverbs at the top of the card.

Clauses

Clauses

The animals are having lunch at a cafe. There are four sentences about them below - draw a straight line under all the main clauses.

Word families

Word families

The animals are at the beach today and Bruce needs help to pick some coconuts. Draw a coconut shape around all the words that contain the word 'help'.

Prefix puzzles

Prefix puzzles

The animals are learning to make new words by adding a prefix to the start of a root word. They have done the first one. Can you do the rest?

Same letters, different sounds

Same letters, different sounds

Suki is learning about the sounds the letters 'ch' can make. Say each word out loud and listen to the sound the letters make, then write each word in the correct list.

Silent letters

Silent letters

The animals are learning about words with silent letters. Look at Brenda's board and underline one silent letter in each word.

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Spelling activities

Online spelling activities

Spelling quizzes, games and online activities for more practice in learning to spell tricky words.  

Punctuation activities

Punctuation activities

Find help with punctuation and test yourself with quizzes and games.

Crosswords and word quizzes

Word quizzes

Do you know your antonyms from your synonyms? How good are you at anagrams? Try lots of online word quizzes!

Online grammar activities

Grammar activities

Lots of online games and activities using nouns, pronouns, adjectives and more.

Key Skills

On the blog: How to help your child learn key English and Maths skills

Read some top tips on practising English and Maths at home from Usborne Editorial Director Felicity Brooks.