National Curriculum

Reception / Year 1 English Plans (Set A)

Hamilton's R/1 English Plans cover all of the statutory English objectives of the EYFS and Y1 National Curriculum for England. Two alternative years’ worth of plans (Set A & Set B) provide teaching for 2 cohorts of children in a rolling programme. The Medium and Long Term Plans summarise books used and grammar taught. Individual plans contain an outcomes table and also list covered EYFS and Y1 English objectives.

For Hamilton's phonics programme and texts to use with children (Oral Stories and Rhymes) appropriate for this age range, see Reception and Year 1.

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Fiction 1: Fairy tales

Through an exploration of Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Licken, children will be able to compare and contrast different versions of the same story. Children will have extensive practice at using role-play to fully understand character and plot. They will know how to write statements, questions and exclamations and work collaboratively to publish a new version of a well-known Traditional Tale.

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Fiction 2: Fantasy stories

Using Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, explore fantasy writing using story mapping and stepping. In Week 1 children learn the story, in Week 2 they innovate it; changing the character and setting. The grammar focus is on sentence punctuation.

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Non-fiction 1: Instructions

Read Open Very Carefully by Nicola O’Byrne and Nick Bromley before delving into the world of instructions. Children explore giving verbal instructions and then writing them, with the correct punctuation for commands, questions and exclamations of course!

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Non-fiction 2: Information texts

Children read and enjoy a wide range of high quality fiction and non-fiction texts before drawing on Wolves by Emily Gravett and Giant Animals by Claire Llewellyn to create their own quirky information books on a scary animal of their choice. The Hamilton Group Reader, The Wolf, is used to stretch more confident readers.

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Poetry 1: Poems about feelings

Children will identify and recount times they have experienced different emotions. They will represent emotions in colour and describe them through simile. The children will develop their ability to write sentences by composing statements and rhyming couplets. They will write their own poem and publish it. Hamilton Group Reader, What do you think?, is used to stretch more confident readers.

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Poetry 2: Question poems and nursery rhymes

Children read No! by Tracey Corderoy before creating their own fun poems structured around a series of questions and exclamations. They then use the Hamilton animation, Little Boy Blue, as inspiration when adding extra lines to the well-known poem.