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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 3A: Myths & legends

  • The Hamilton Book of Traditional Tales: The Hamilton Book of Traditional Tales can be obtained from Hamilton Education on 01865 241 245 or www.hamiltoneducation.org.uk
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Become familiar with a range of Greek Myths. Use them to study powerful verbs, verb tenses, use of 1st & 3rd person, paragraphs & ways of showing dialogue. Chn draw story maps to learn a Greek Myth off by heart & to retell another myth in written form.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Non-fiction: Plan 3A Recounts

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Explore The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish. Act out swap stories; learn about adverbials & recounts using past tense & 1st person & chronological order. Write a new version of The Diary of a Killer Cat using recount features & complex sentences.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Fiction Plan 4A: Stories about imaginary worlds

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Using Fantastic Mr Fox, chn familiarise themselves with features of narrative; finding examples from the book & through role play & hot-seating. Focus on direct speech & use the features & format they have seen to plan & write their own fantastic stories!

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Non-fiction: Plan 4A Non-chronological reports

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Read an online newspaper report about an amazing model of Hogwarts recently opened to the public. Chn design a poster or leaflet to advertise it and look at school reports Hogwarts style. They collaborate to design a Hogwarts school prospectus.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Poetry Plan 3A: Traditional poems

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Explore the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson and write a class poem using rhyming couplets. Revise verb tenses and learn about prepositions. Explore the poem Windy Nights and learn it by heart. Produce a class book containing poems written by the children.

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NEW 2013 Year 3/4 Poetry: Plan 4A Performance poems

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Listen to a range of performance poems & explore the features that poets use. Chn identify & use conjunctions that indicate time & cause. Investigate negative prefixes, informal language & rhymes. Chn write extra lines to one of poems & then a rap.

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National Curriculum Coverage Chart Y3/4 Spring

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A chart showing the objectives covered in the Y3/4 Spring 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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