National Curriculum

Year 1/2 English Plans (Set B)

Hamilton's Y1/2 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Years 1 and 2. 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.

For Hamilton's phonics programme and texts to use with children (Oral Stories and Rhymes) appropriate for this age range, see Year 1 and Year 2.

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Fiction 1: Stories in familiar settings

Using Not Now Bernard and Oscar Got the Blame, children develop the concept of writing sentences for different purposes: statements, questions and exclamations. Learn how to include speech in narratives and create their version of a well-known story and perform it.

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Fiction 2: Fantasy

Read and explore the story of two unlikely friends in Croc and Bird by Alexis Deacon and learn about the features of fantasy stories. Then read Beegu by the same author and write and word process a fantasy story for a class book. Children look for capital letters in Hamilton Group Reader The Alien Egg.

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Non-fiction 1: Labels, lists, signs and posters

Children use labels, lists, signs and posters to write about sea creatures and The Lonely Sea Monster. They write about their own imaginary creatures and undersea worlds. Grammar is capital letters for proper nouns, punctuation of sentences, conjunctions and contractions.

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Non-fiction 2: Information texts

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle provides children with a fun starting point to explore and write informative paragraphs for a shoe-box aquarium. They then look at the information book Animals and Their Young to inspire them to write their own non-fiction book!

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Poetry 1: Silly poems

Using Michael Rosen’s Book of Very Silly Poems children will explore what it is like to read, write and understand funny and unusual poetry. They will develop a comprehensive understanding of extended noun phrases and know that there are different sorts of sentences that writers use for different effects. Children read aloud Hamilton Group Reader See You Later.

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Poetry 2: List poems

There will be plenty of opportunities for children to read, learn, recite and write their own list poems in this unit. They will look at The Sound Collector, Inside My Head and Ten Things Found in a Wizard’s Pocket and at the end of the week children will have the chance to perform their poetry to an audience. Hamilton Group Reader, Cat's List, is used to build confidence in reading aloud.