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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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Y5 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 5/6 Fiction Plan 3A: Short stories: Mystery

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Look at the genre of short stories using Short! by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Chn investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Chn plan & write short mystery stories elaborating by use of descriptive words & further details.

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NEW 2013 Year 5/6 Non-fiction Plan 3A: Argument & debate

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Identify features of argument texts & discuss differences between facts & opinions. Find out how to present opinions as if they were facts. Study formal & informal speech. Research for & hold a class debate. Chn then write & edit their own argument text.

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NEW 2013 Year 5/6 Fiction Plan 4A: Drama

  • Shakespeare The Animated Tales: Shakespeare The Animated Tales is now out of print and there is no stock at the publishers. You may be able to get hold of second hand copies via Amazon or your local library. Many apologies.
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Introduce chn to Shakespeare using Marcia Williams’ Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays – Romeo & Juliet + Macbeth. Investigate diff ways of writing dialogue inc. playscript layout & the use of informal language. Chn write a 60 sec version of part of Macbeth.

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NEW 2013 Year 5/6 Non-fiction: Plan 4A: Reports & journalistic writing

  • Tuesday: Copies of Tuesday by David Wiesner can currently be obtained from www.hamiltoneducation.org.uk
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Use Tuesday by David Wiesner to study report writing. Look at different ways of writing speech – playscripts, speech bubbles, direct & reported speech. Compare formal & informal writing including use of passive voice. Chn write newspaper reports.

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NEW 2013 Year 5/6 Poetry Plan 3A: Choral/classic poems

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Chn learn the classic narrative poem Ballad of Charlotte Dymond to recite & identify features. Use role play to study the characters in depth. Compare with Lochinvar & explore relative clauses. Then use Chocolate Cake to inspire their narrative poems.

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NEW 2013 Year 5/6 Poetry Plan 4A: Poetic style

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Chn hear & respond to a range of poems from two well-known poets. Explore the use of language & how the writers imply deeper meanings & research the poets on the internet. Finally chn write their own free-verse poems inspired by those they have read.

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National Curriculum Coverage Chart Y5/6 Spring

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A chart showing the objectives covered in the Y5/6 Spring English plans.

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NEW 2013 Year 5/6 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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Y5 Grammar Exercises Unit 1B Pronouns

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Teaching and exercises to help Year 5 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation leading to the English SATs tests. This unit is about pronouns.

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Y5 Grammar Exercises Unit 2B Descriptive language

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Teaching and exercises to help Year 5 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation leading to the English SATs tests. This unit is about descriptive language: adjectives, adverbs and adverbials.

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Y5 Grammar Punctuation Exercise Answers B Units

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Answers for the B Units in Year 5 Grammar and Punctuation Exercises.

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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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