Teacher support for English
Hamilton has a range of additional reference and advice materials for English.
New Curriculum English Support
Hamilton Grammar Structured Scheme of Work
Older Spelling and Grammar Materials
Grammar for Writing
Support for Spelling
Homework support documents
Hamilton Education sells hard copy teaching resources that support Hamilton plans at very low cost. Group Readers, phonics books, number lines and 'Five Minute Fillers' can help you teach literacy and numeracy skills in your classroom.
Hamilton's Reception English Plans cover all English EYFS objectives as well as selected objectives in all other areas of the Early Years Curriculum. The Medium Term Plan provides an overview of the two alternative years’ worth of plans (Set A & Set B) and English objectives covered in each. Individual plans contain an outcomes table and also list covered EYFS objectives across the curriculum. Every plan is filled with exciting writing opportunities!
Taking inspiration from I Love You Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester-Clark, children share favourite toys and write descriptions. They talk about toys from long ago with a visitor, learn about old bears and make a class toy museum of old and new toys writing factual statements for displays.
Children become familiar with a teddy bear story that they sequence, write in their own words and act out. Read other stories about toys, express preferences, discuss issues, investigate hula hoops, balls and spinning tops, draw bears and make a Jack-in-the-Box.
Read a range of classic poems about toys. Children write their own rhyming couplet about a favourite toy and also learn a skipping chant about a toy off by heart. They add verses to the chant and learn to skip. They make pots and find out which toys float or sink.
Children listen to three stories on the same theme, with similar plots, (Cloudland by John Burningham, Bored Bill by Liz Pichon). They act out a similar story, produce a character profile, sequence events and then use these to plan and write their own story. Activities include baking, cloud patterns and salt pictures.
During these two weeks children look at aeroplanes, rockets, kites and flight and explore differences between fiction and factual writing and study the features of information texts. They write instructions and design a 21st century aeroplane and make and fly planes.
Children tackle many tasks based on the poetry story Bear Flies High by Michael Rosen and Adrian Reynolds. They look at rhymes and read together. Study other poems including some about weather and discover that words that sound the same can be written differently. Cook, paint and make windmills.
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