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: Traditional tales

Children learn the story of The Three Little Pigs by heart and explore alternative versions - The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. They write their own version learning about conjunctions and punctuation.

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Fiction 2: Stories about feelings

During this unit children will explore all sorts of different feelings. Using the book The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water children think about how it feels to be different and left out. They move on to look at The Dark and being scared before writing their own stories about shadows.

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Non-fiction 1: Instructions and lists

This unit uses Chris Haughton’s book Shh! We have a Plan as a fun starting point for learning how to write statements, commands, exclamations and instructions. Children then write instructions about how to catch a creature of their choice.

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Non-fiction 2: Recounts

Children meet George the dog in Chris Haughton’s book – Oh No, George! He has good intentions but often gets a bit over excited which leads to trouble! Children write recounts based on naughty (and good) things they did now and when they were younger.

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Poetry 1: Bedtime poems

Children will use Switching on the Moon, to explore poetry about bedtime. They will write their own verses to familiar poems and be inspired to write their own poetry. Children will write similes, rhyming couplets and statements and consider the most effective adjectives and verbs for their compositions. Children will become confident at using capital letters to start sentences, including extended noun phrases to enhance the description and will know how to separate a list of adjectives in a sentence with commas.

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Poetry 2: Poems with elements of fantasy and humour

In the first week humour meets fantasy and the world is turned on its head! Children contribute to a class fantasy poem based on the classroom. Then they read and write fantasy poems which provide the opportunity to use adjectives and descriptive phrases.