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Year 4 English

claire-field.jpg By Claire Field

Hamilton offers rich and engaging English planning that covers all the Year 4 SPaG objectives, as well as developing higher-level literacy skills including comprehension and extended writing.

Flexible English Planning for Year 4

Hamilton's flexible English blocks are designed to put the teacher in control. Teaching is organised into themed blocks focussed on one or more key texts of a particular type (fiction, non-fiction or poetry). The key text or texts represent a particular genre within that text-type, for example, 'fantasy', 'biographies' or 'poetic forms'. Each block comprises a small number of units that can be used independently or as a set that builds progressively towards an extended piece of writing. Teachers can select the units most relevant to their Year 4 class and adjust the length of time spent on different aspects of English teaching. In addition, all of Hamilton's flexible English blocks include age-appropriate SPaG-focussed units. These units can be taught as stand-alone teaching or as part of the whole block. Find out more about how SPaG is integrated into our English blocks.

Explore our Flexible English Blocks for Year 4.

Supporting Documents for Teaching English in Year 4

Year 4 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG)
Hamilton's English planning includes a grammar scheme which provides an overview of a developmental approach to teaching grammar from Year 1 through to Year 6 to help with whole-school planning. Download our grammar scheme.

In addition, we provide lower key stage two SPaG PowerPoints for teaching and revising grammar with your Year 3, Year 3/4 or Year 4 class.

Group Readers
The Pobble Who Has No Toes is one of Hamilton's group readers, written especially for Year 4 children. This is a beautifully illustrated version of the famous poem by Edward Lear. The text is broken up into sub-verses to enable children to read it with little difficulty, and there is a matching audio file to complement it. It is available to download or buy.