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: Stories by the same author

Having learnt about Beatrix Potter and her world, children read and enjoy a range of the famous Tales. They work to develop descriptive writing and narrative skills, composing new versions of some of the tales and reciting others for small audiences.

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Fiction 2: Stories about feelings

Children read and work on three books by Anthony Browne that deal with feelings and childhood fears - Silly Billy, What If? and Through the Magic Mirror. They then respond to the texts through a range of creative speaking and writing activities.

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Non-fiction 1: Non-chronological reports

Reptiles are amazing animals that live in almost every part of the world! Using Dangerous (by Tim Warnes) and Reptiles (by Catriona Clarke) children will compare and contrast the features of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will learn to use the word, sentence and textual features of information texts to read for purpose and write for pleasure. Children will compose a non-chronological report about a particular kind of reptile and work collaboratively to publish those reports as a non-fiction book and a video presentation.

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Non-fiction 2: Letters and postcards

Letters and postcards are fun to write and exciting to read. Children will learn how to format and independently write a letter and postcard, understand why people write to each other and be able to write statements, questions and exclamations. Children will know how to use and to join two independent ideas together into a single sentence. Using Sea Tiger by Victoria Turnbull children will be confident at discussing texts and making links between what they have read and what they have experienced.

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Poetry 1: Nonsense poetry

Children enjoy the zany humour of Oi Frog, and use it as a model for rhymes about animals and chairs. They then read You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus, drawing on the text to create newspapers containing humorous verse about creatures and vehicles.

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Poetry 2: Poems for the very young

Poetry is enjoyable to listen to, talk about, read, write and perform! Using A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen, young children enjoy poetry specifically written for them. Children will learn many rhyming poems by-heart and use them to help write their own verses or versions of familiar poems. Children will know how to write statements and questions and be able to join ideas together using conjunctions. Children will be able to identify nouns and adjectives in writing. They will develop a fluent style of handwriting and will publish their own poetry.