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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.

For further support click on the Help button at the foot of the page.

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Y3/4 Literacy - New Curriculum Plans

Our Curriculum Plans have a new format to reflect the changes to content and pedagogy. They include Outcomes. A Medium Term plan is available (click Overview) as is a chart showing coverage of statutory objectives. Old plans are in the Plan Archive.
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New National Curriculum Plans - READ FIRST

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Explanations about and advice for using the new curriculum English plans.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Fiction Plan 1A: Stories by the same author

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Using the delightful illustrations & books of Michael Foreman, chn have many opportunities to practice simple, compound & complex sentences with powerful verbs. They then create their own stories based around I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Non-fiction Plan 1A: Instructions & explanations

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Chn will learn about instructions and explanations based around the glitzy world of the game show! They will learn about features of explanations before going on to write their own based on a game show with a special treat at the end!

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Fiction Plan 2A: Myths & Legends

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Chn have plenty of opportunities to explore Indian folk tales & myths before performing their own oral re-telling & written adaptations. They will learn about adverbial clauses to make their writing more interesting & use commas to organize their writing.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Non-fiction Plan 2A: Information texts

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Chn study the structure & language features of non-chronological reports before planning, researching & finally composing their own sports report. At the end of the plan the class explore persuasive language & different points of view, ending in a debate.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Non-fiction Plan 2A1: Letters

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Christmas is coming! This fun plan builds up to Christmas with writing letters to Father Christmas, learning about tense, writing in the 3rd person and using powerful verbs.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Poetry Plan 1A: Creating images

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Use a selection of poems to explore how to create images using words. Chn find & use adjectives & adjective phrases to convert a poem to prose. Use their voice to add excitement to a poem performance & compose poems using the themes of animals & weather.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Poetry: Plan 2A: Humerous poems

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Chn will enjoy these humorous poems about teachers which will inspire learning about powerful verbs, verb tenses, adverbs and adverbial phrases. Chn use the poems they read as models for writing their own verses & poems.

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National Curriculum Coverage Chart Y3/4 Autumn

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A chart showing the objectives covered in the Y3/4 Autumn English plans.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Literacy Booklist

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This document lists the texts and poetry books used in the New Curriculum literacy plans.

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Grammar - Hamilton structured scheme of work

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A structured overview of the grammar in the New Curriculum.

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ICT Support for English Plans KS2

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Lists the ICT support available for KS2 English Plans.

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