National Curriculum

Reception / Year 1 English Plans (Set A)

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: Traditional stories

Children listen to and read a wide variety of traditional tales and compare them with Philippa Leather’s wonderful Black Rabbit. They then read and recite Emily Gravett’s Wolf Won’t Bite before using it as a model for their own scary animal story.

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Fiction 2: Stories about families

Using texts about Mums, Dads and Babies, children talk and write about their families, and author their own stories too. The focus is on extending and punctuating sentences using a range of texts to help support learning. These texts are: My Mum and My Dad, both by Anthony Browne; My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh by Nick Sharratt; A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton.

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Non-fiction 1: Letters and postcards

Letters and postcards are fun to write and exciting to read. Children will learn how to format a letter and postcard, understand why people write to each other and be aware of the different types of sentences that authors use. Children will be confident at using and to join two ideas together into a compound sentence. Chidren will practise handwriting skills to develop a fluent style of printed script. Books required are Barbapapa by Annette Tison and Two Can Toucan by David McKee.

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Non-fiction 2: Information texts

Using information texts including National Geographic African Animal Alphabet to support them, children focus on alphabetical order and use this to help write a class African Alphabet book. They develop their ability to write fluently by extending sentences and punctuating with exclamation and question marks.

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Poetry 1: Nonsense poems

Nonsense poems are enjoyable to listen to, write and perform. Using poetry by Edward Lear, children will be able to write questions, statements and exclamations. They will be able to compose their own rhyming poem. The children explore Lear’s poem called The Quangle Wangle’s Hat and use it to learn about sequencing, writing a character profile and learning a poem by-heart.

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Poetry 2: Action poems

In this unit children will sing, dance and enjoy a variety of familiar and new Action Poems. They will refine the skills of working collaboratively to enhance their performances, and be able to compose their own versions of known action poems. Children will develop an understanding of using capital letters to spell proper nouns, and how to use exclamation marks in sentences.