Hamilton offers rich and engaging English planning that covers all the Year 5 SPaG objectives, as well as developing higher-level literacy skills including comprehension and extended writing.
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, 'short stories', 'information texts' or 'poetic language'. 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 5 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 5.
Year 5 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 upper key stage two SPaG slide presentations and exercises for teaching and revising grammar with your Year 5, Year 5/6 or Year 6 class.
The Debate of Tea and Coffee is one of Hamilton's group readers, written especially for Year 5 children. This is a fabulous translation of a traditional Arabic dialogue poem. Stunningly illustrated, the two combatants debate their relative merits, drawing on their separate history and cultures. It is available to download or buy.