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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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Y6 Literacy Units Overview

It is not recommended that the new National Curriculum is taught to this age range until September 2014 at the earliest. Therefore we are not providing new National Curriculum plans but have left the old Framework plans in this section.
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Y6 Narrative: Unit 1A Fiction Genres

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Using Short! chn read, respond to & recreate short stories, using different genres. Then explore the Detective Fiction genre – film, famous detective characs, authenticity & effective story plans. Chn publish stories for ‘The Detective Club’ anthology.

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Characters, Speaking & listening, Complex sentences, Story structure, Punctuation, Classic stories, Story openings, Dialogue, Technical vocabulary, Notes, Paragraphs, Adventures & mysteries, Alternative story endings, Editing & checking own work, Genres, Narrative, Oral discussion, Reviewing, Sentence structure, Sentence types, Text-film comparison, Use ICT, Fact/opinion

Objectives

Y6: 1c, 2a, 3b, 6b, 7a, 7c, 8a, 8c, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12b

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Y6 Non-fiction: Unit 2 Journalistic Writing

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Here chn develop a journalistic style through considering balanced reporting. They will comment critically on the language, style & success of a range of reports. Eventually this will lead the chn to planning, writing & recording their own radio report.

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Speaking & listening, Notes, Editing & checking own work, Evidence from text, Fact/fiction, Newspapers & magazines, Non-fiction, Oral discussion, Reports, Use ICT, Fact/opinion

Objectives

Y6: 1a, 1c, 2a, 2d, 3a, 4b, 4c, 6b, 7a, 7e, 8c, 9b, 9d, 10a, 10b, 11a, 12b

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Y6 Narrative: Unit 1B Fiction Genre

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Explore adventure fiction using The Wrong Trousers, The Eighteenth Emergency & innovative graphic novels by Neil Gaiman. Create characters, plot the build-up & describe the action. Learn how a graphic novel is created, then plan, write & publish your own!

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Descriptive writing, Characters, Story structure, Punctuation, Story openings, Dialogue, Notes, Paragraphs, Sequencing, Adventures & mysteries, Alternative story endings, Argument, Authors, Cartoon strips, Debate, Direct & indirect speech, Editing & checking own work, Evidence from text, Genres, Illustrations, Narrative, Oral discussion, Role play, Sentence structure, Text-film comparison, Use ICT

Objectives

Y6: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 4a, 4b, 4c, 6b, 7a, 7c, 8a, 8c, 9a, 9b, 9d, 9e, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a

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Y6 Narrative: Unit 2 Extending narratives: quests

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This unit revises work on narrative, settings and plot. Chn discuss the concept of a quest adventure, then have huge fun reading non-linear texts in different media and producing their own version. Start reading The Hobbit (or extracts) BEFORE the unit.

Themes

Characters, Story structure, Questions, Collaborative work, Paragraphs, Adventures & mysteries, Alternative story endings, Chapters, Editing & checking own work, Fantasy stories, Narrative, Oral discussion, Text-film comparison, Use ICT

Objectives

Y6: 1a, 1b, 2a, 3b, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 12b

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Y6 Non-fiction: Unit 1 Biography & autobiography

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Chn take a look at their own life & those of others as they study, research, write & present orally biographies & autobiographies. They take a close look at the important differences between them & the variety of ways in which they are presented.

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Speaking & listening, Complex sentences, Verb tenses, Verb persons, Research, Prefixes & suffixes, Connectives, Notes, Autobiography/biography, Chronological text, Dictionary, Editing & checking own work, Non-fiction, Reviewing, Sentence structure

Objectives

Y6: 1a, 1c, 2a, 2b, 4a, 6a, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 8b, 8c, 9b, 9c, 9d, 10a, 11a

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Y6 Poetry: Unit 1 The power of imagery

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Chn are immersed in a surreal & amusing poetic world of powerful images & personification. They read & share poetry, analysing the effect on the reader, before using these poetic techniques to create their own poems with power & impact.

Themes

Poetry, Onomatopoeia, Poetry using imagery, Characters, Comparing poems, Speaking & listening, Word play, Classic poetry, Alliteration, Powerful verbs, Humorous poems, Editing & checking own work, Poem forms, Poetry that plays with language, Posters, Use ICT

Objectives

Y6: 1a, 1c, 2c, 2d, 3b, 6b, 7a, 7c, 7d, 8a, 8c, 9a, 9c, 9d, 10a, 11a, 11b, 12b

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Y6 Poetry: Unit 2 Finding a voice

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Using Madonna’s official anthem for ‘Live Earth’, chn consider environmental issues. They discuss green issues, then evaluate & respond to poems on this theme. Chn write & publish their own environmental poems, expressing issues meaningful to them.

Themes

Poetry, Speaking & listening, Punctuation, Rhythm, Notes, Issues & dilemmas, Rhyme, Information texts, Newspapers & magazines, Oral discussion, Performance poetry, Poem forms, Posters, Themes, Use ICT, Fact/opinion

Objectives

Y6: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7e, 8b, 8c, 9a, 9c, 9d, 10a, 11b, 12a, 12b

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Year 6 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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Grammar - Hamilton structured scheme of work

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A structured overview of the grammar in the New Curriculum.

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Y6 Grammar Punctuation Exercises Unit 1A Nouns, adjectives and verbs Levels 3-6

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Exercises to help Year 6 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation in the English SATs tests. This unit includes exercises on nouns including plurals, adjectives and verbs.

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Y6 Grammar Punctuation Exercises Unit 2A Punctuation Levels 3-5

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Exercises to help Year 6 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation in the English SATs tests. This unit includes exercises on punctuation.

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Y6 Grammar Punctuation Exercises Unit 3A Punctuation Level 6

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Exercises to help Year 6 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation in the English SATs tests. This unit includes exercises on punctuation.

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Y6 Grammar Punctuation Exercises Unit 4A Word classes Levels 3-5

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Exercises to help Year 6 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation in the English SATs tests. This unit includes exercises on word classes.

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Y6 Grammar Punctuation Exercises Unit 5A Word classes 2 Levels 3-5

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Exercises to help Year 6 with the new focus on grammar and punctuation in the English SATs tests. This unit includes exercises on word classes.

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Y6 Grammar Punctuation Exercise Answers A Units

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Answers for the A Units in Year 6 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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Grammar for Writing

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Here is a downloadable copy of Grammar for Writing.

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Spelling Bank

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Here is a downloadable copy of Spelling Bank.

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Support for Spelling

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Here is a downloadable copy of Support for Spelling.

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