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Primary Literacy Resources

Welcome to the literacy planning area of our site! Here you will find Literacy Units based on the Primary Framework for Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Reception plus mixed age plans for Years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6.

The Literacy Units are usually two or three week (occasionally one or four week) plans with accompanying resources (found by clicking on the Plans tab). The Term's Overview document lists the available Units in each term with a brief description of each plan. Each Unit also has an individual Overview showing which objectives are covered.

Some Literacy Units have been written to teach alongside particular Topics. They can be found alongside the relevant Theme in the Topic area. The Topic Theme Chart shows how they link in with the overall planning.

Also available in this area are Animated Texts (facts & fiction), Oral Texts, Spellings and Homework sheets. The Phonics tab takes you to Code-Breakers, our synthetic phonics programme.

Friends of Hamilton have access to all the materials for their chosen age range and School Subscription members have access to all the materials on our site. Some sample materials are available for registered users of Hamilton to trial.

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Reception/ Year 1 MAR Literacy Units A & B Overview

An overview of the wide choice available in New Framework Literacy Units for R/Y1 mixed age range throughout Years A and B of a two-year rolling programme.
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R/Y1 Narrative: MAR Year A Unit 3 Traditional and fairy stories

  • Stone Soup: Stone Soup, ISBN: 0140547088 version is available from www.hamiltoneducation.org.uk
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Children are introduced to some of the features of traditional tales using a variety of stories in farm settings. Using an Animated Tale, they compare versions and the use of different media, and produce their own version of Chicken Licken.

Themes

Characters, Dialogue, Handwriting, Narrative, Viewpoint, Powerful verbs, Punctuation, Re-telling stories, Rhyme, Role play, Sentence structure, Sequencing, Sounds, Speaking & listening, Story structure, Traditional stories, Collaborative work

Objectives

F: 1a, 1b, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4a, 5d, 6a, 7c, 7d, 8b, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1b, 2a, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5b, 5c, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7c, 7d, 7e, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Poetry: MAR Year A Unit 2 Pattern and Rhyme

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Traditional rhymes, rhymes from other cultures and well-known stories are used to explore repeated pattern and rhyme. Chn write their own verses and extend stories. They create actions to rhymes and perform to others.

Themes

Alternative story endings, Descriptive writing, Handwriting, Performance poetry, Poem forms, Poetry, Poetry that plays with language, Reading and writing simple words, Re-telling stories, Rhyme, Sequencing, Shape poems (concrete, calligram), Sounds, Speaking & listening, Collaborative work

Objectives

F: 1a, 1b, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4a, 5d, 6a, 7b, 7d, 8a, 8c, 9a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1b, 1d, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5b, 5e, 6a, 6b, 7d, 7e, 9a, 9c, 9d, 9e, 10a, 11a, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Narrative: MAR Year A Unit 2 Stories with repeating patterns

  • Bold The Bad: Bold the Bad is available from Hamilton Education at www. Hamiltoneducation.org.uk or by calling 01865 241245
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Chn read stories and memorise repetitive phrases or rhymes. They invent their own versions or parts of stories or rhymes using the repetitive phrases to help them. Chn write their own version of The House that Jack Built.

Themes

Descriptive writing, Illustrations, Labels & captions, Lists, Narrative, Poetry, Reading and writing simple words, Re-telling stories, Sentence structure, Settings, Speaking & listening, Spellings, Sounds, Stories from other cultures, Story structure, Use ICT

Objectives

F: 1a, 1b, 1d, 1e, 2b, 3b, 5a, 5b, 5d, 6a, 7c, 7d, 8a, 9a, 10a, 12a
Y1: 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 3a, 3b, 5c, 6a, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7e, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9e, 10a, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Narrative: MAR Year A Unit H2 Phoenix Myth

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Chn explore the myth of the phoenix through role-play and the animated tale Phoenix Reborn. They write their own version of the myth and make a box to hold a magical creature. Chn use descriptive vocabulary to write about the creature and its powers.

Themes

Adjectives, Handwriting, Imaginative writing, Labels & captions, Myths & legends, Punctuation, Reading and writing simple words, Re-telling stories, Sentence structure, Story structure, Use model for writing text

Objectives

F: 1a, 1e, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4a, 6a, 7c, 8a, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1b, 1d, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 6a, 7a, 7d, 8b, 9b, 9d, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Non-fiction: MAR Year A Unit 3 Recounts

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Using the wonderfully funny Diary of a Wombat chn are introduced to recounts via diary entries, & write their own entries. In the 2nd week, Jill Murphy’s Whatever Next & A Grand Day Out (Wallis & Grommit) stimulate further recounts, both oral & written.

Themes

Adjectives, Connectives, Diary entries, Settings, Handwriting, Sounds, Labels & captions, Narrative, Oral discussion, Reading and writing simple words, Recounts, Re-telling stories, Sequencing, Speaking & listening

Objectives

F: 1a, 1c, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 5a, 5e, 5h, 6a, 7c, 7d, 8a, 8c, 9a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3c, 5c, 5e, 6a, 7a, 7d, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Non-fiction: MAR Year A Unit 4A Information texts: Space Adventures

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Using an Animated Tale chn distinguish fact from fiction and information texts from stories. They focus on finding information in texts in a variety of media, look at layout and other features e.g. glossary, index. Then produce own information booklet.

Themes

Alphabetic texts, Descriptive writing, Fact/fiction, Handwriting, Labels & captions, Non-fiction, Posters, Reading and writing simple words, Research, Sentence structure, Sounds, Speaking & listening, Word play, Information texts

Objectives

F: 1b, 1e, 2b, 2c, 3a, 5a, 5b, 5d, 5e, 5h, 6a, 7a, 7c, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1d, 2a, 2b, 3b, 5f, 6a, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7d, 8c, 9a, 9c, 9d, 9e, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Narrative: MAR Year B Unit 2B Stories with repeating patterns

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Chn explore books with repeated phrases/sentences and use these as the basis for their own writing. Chn will create additional pages to known stories and will also produce their own book, based on the imaged adventures of their soft toys.

Themes

Characters, Collaborative work, Comparing stories, Dialogue, Handwriting, Narrative, Reading and writing simple words, Role play, Sentence structure, Sequences, Settings, Shared reading & writing, Sounds, Story structure

Objectives

F: 1b, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4a, 5a, 5d, 5e, 5h, 5i, 6a, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 8a, 8b, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1a, 1b, 1d, 2a, 3a, 3c, 4b, 5e, 6a, 6c, 7a, 7d, 7e, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9e, 10a, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Narrative: MAR Year B Unit 3 Traditional Tales

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The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina and other Andersen tales in this unit allow chn to explore many different versions of the same tale, including film, oral story, picture book and song! A thoroughly enjoyable experience to motivate chn’s writing.

Themes

Characters, Narrative, Punctuation, Reading and writing simple words, Re-telling stories, Role play, Sequences, Speaking & listening, Story structure, Text-film comparison, Text-oral story comparison, Traditional stories, Collaborative work

Objectives

F: 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 5d, 5e, 5g, 5i, 6a, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 8b, 8c, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 6a, 7a, 7b, 7d, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9d, 9e, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Non-fiction: MAR Year B Unit 2B Instructions

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Starting with a familiar text ‘Where’s My Teddy?’, chn write orders & simple instructions. They follow instructions to make a paper toy & write short action instructions within it. Then they follow & write longer instructions together.

Themes

Alphabetic texts, Dialogue, Handwriting, Instructions, Non-fiction, Rhyme, Speaking & listening, Spellings, Verb tenses

Objectives

F: 1b, 1e, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 5b, 5d, 5e, 5h, 7a, 7b, 7c, 9a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 5b, 5e, 5f, 6a, 6b, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7d, 9a, 9c, 9d, 9e, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Non-fiction: MAR Year B Unit 3 Recounts

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Use 2 familiar stories to help sequence real & imagined events. Use sequencing to develop an understanding of the past tense & use time connectives to order the experiences recounted. Chn produce 2 of their own recounts & publish these as their own books.

Themes

Alphabetic texts, Descriptive writing, Fact/fiction, Handwriting, Information texts, Time, Connectives, Reading and writing simple words, Non-fiction, Sentence types, Sentence structure, Sounds, Speaking & listening, Relating text to own experience, Verb tenses

Objectives

F: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 4a, 5a, 5b, 5e, 5h, 6a, 7a, 7c, 7d, 8a, 8b, 8c, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1d, 2a, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 5f, 6a, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 8b, 8c, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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R/Y1 Poetry: MAR Year B Unit 2A Pattern and Rhyme

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Chn watch and listen to the Animated Poem ‘Little Boy Blue’ & use it to generate extended rhyming versions. Drawing on The Train Ride & nursery rhymes such as Humpty Dumpty & Sing a song, they generate their own patterned language.

Themes

Alliteration, Dialogue, Handwriting, Illustrations, Performance poetry, Poetry, Punctuation, Re-telling stories, Rhyme, Sentence structure, Sequences, Settings, Speaking & listening, Spellings, Use ICT

Objectives

F: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2c, 3b, 4a, 5a, 5h, 6a, 7b, 7d, 8a, 8b, 9a, 10a, 11a, 12a
Y1: 1b, 1c, 2a, 3a, 3b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 5e, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7d, 7e, 8b, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 10a, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b, 12c

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ICT Support for Plans & Topics KS1

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Lists the ICT support available for KS1 Plans and Topics.

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Year R/1 Literacy Units Booklist

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This document lists all the texts and poetry books used in the New Framework Unit plans.

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There are no resources for this plan.