Are you still using Hamilton Weekly plans? Can I encourage you to have a look at our short blocks? These have all the benefits of the weekly plans but they also provide a wealth of support and a whole raft of resources which were simply not possible when we produced the weekly plans nearly six years ago.
Like the weekly plans, Hamilton's short blocks provide a loose spiral curriculum, allowing children to revisit each topic (for example, place value) within a fairly short time span. This ensures that children’s confidence is boosted by regular encounters with a specific skill or concept, and also that there is not the exasperating need for re-teaching when some of your class have forgotten something that was taught some months ago!
I perfectly understand that many teachers have been comfortably using the Hamilton weekly plans since they first appeared, and that these have a loyal following. However, I genuinely believe that most teachers would find that the short blocks retain all that is good about these resources, but actually enable even more focused and well-targeted teaching. And, importantly, they could potentially reduce the time spent planning…
As always, at Hamilton we keep working to Save Your Sundays!