National Curriculum

Reception / Year 1 English Plans (Set B)

Hamilton provide mixed Reception/Year 1 weekly English plans (below). We hope, in time, to develop flexible blocks for this mixed year combination. Find out more about our plans to phase out mixed age plans and publish R/1 English blocks.

Hamilton's Year R/1 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England Literacy EYFS outcomes and Year 1 English objectives. The Coverage Chart lays out how these are met in a two-year rolling programme (Set A & Set B). Medium and Long Term Plans summarise books used and grammar taught. Individual plans include an outcomes table.

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Fiction 1: Repeating patterns

Stories with repeating patterns provide a clear structure for reading and composing narrative. Children will learn how to compose and publish their own stories as well as develop their skills of presentation and reading aloud. The children will become confident in starting sentences with capital letters and ending them with full stops, as well as including finger spaces between words. This plan uses the books Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The elephant and the bad baby by Elfirda Vipont and Raymond Briggs and The boy who was afraid of spiders by Darrell Wood and Sue Coles.

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Fiction 2: Stories in familiar settings

Using On Sudden Hill (Sarah and Davies) and The NEW Small Person (Child), children read and write family based stories in domestic settings. As well as punctuating sentences, grammar is particularly focused on using capital letters for proper nouns.

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Non-fiction 1: Labels, lists and signs

Using Winnie the Pooh’s Lift the Flap book, children have fun creating their own labels before reading The Teddy Bear’s Picnic. They make signs and lists, ending the week with a picnic of their own and a performance of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear.

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Non-fiction 2: Information texts

Fascinating facts about fabulous food! Using Fussy Frank and My First Book About Food children learn to identify food they like and don’t like. They begin to understand that when writing the names of people and places writers use a capital letter. They become fluent in composing statements and learn when, how and why to use labels and captions. Children will compose their own narrative non-fiction book and contribute a page in a class non-fiction book.

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Poetry 1: Rhyme and traditional verse

Children enjoy reading All Join In and Have you Ever Ever Ever? using these as stimuli for their own rhyme making and simple verses. They also read a range of well-known nursery rhymes, learning some by heart and reciting others to audiences.

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Poetry 2: Pattern and rhyme

Using Hairy Maclary, Scarface Claw and My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, these fun, recognisable texts by Lynley Dodd, will help children to explore pattern and rhyme. They will confidently be able to locate, write and use their own descriptive rhyming and alliterative phrases to discuss familiar and new characters. Children will know how to use capital letters for proper nouns and be able to write sentences with capital letters, full stops and question marks.