National Curriculum

Year 1/2 English Plans (Set B)

Hamilton provide mixed Y1/2 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 Y1/2 English blocks.

Hamilton's Year 1/2 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England's 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 tales from other cultures

Using Stories from the Billabong and other popular Australian Traditional Tales, children learn about the textual features of traditional tale narratives. Children read and respond to a range of stories to develop their comprehension, learn stories off-by-heart and develop their understanding of character and plot to write their own story. The children become confident at interrogating a range of narrative texts to find evidence to support their opinions and revel in traditional stories that come from another culture.

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Fiction 2: Humorous stories

Explore the humour in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and share ideas about what sometimes gets the children’s day off to a bad start. Then read Traction Man is Here and enjoy his adventures, again looking at the humour. Children write their own version of the story.

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Non-fiction 1: Letters and books

Discuss It’s a Book by Lane Smith which explores the relative advantages of books and screen gadgets in simple terms. Read a letter from a library and write a reply. Browse and discuss favourite books and write a letter for a class book.

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Non-fiction 2: Information texts - owls

Learn about information texts by exploring exciting facts about owls. Start with Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and then look at the structure of non-fiction in Usborne First Reading - Owls. Make a quiz. Next focus on Barn Owls and read from Dusk until Dawn by Martin Bradley. Make an owl poster.

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Poetry 1: Poems to say out loud

Using Read Me Out Loud!, children participate in poetry specifically written to share with an audience. They compose their own tongue twisters to experience writing with alliteration, and list poems to reinforce writing statements, exclamations and questions. Children are exposed to a variety of different styles of performing poetry, and select the most effective strategies to perform familiar poems to a real audience.

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Poetry 2: A study of a poet - Milligan

Spike Milligan is one of the nations’ favourite poets and during this unit the children will have the full fun Milligan experience! They will learn poems by heart; extend Today I saw a Little Worm using rhyming words and invent their very own fantasy creature using Hipporhinostricow as their inspiration.