Teacher support for English
Hamilton has a range of additional reference and advice materials for English.
New Curriculum English Support
Hamilton Grammar Structured Scheme of Work
Older Spelling and Grammar Materials
Grammar for Writing
Support for Spelling
Homework support documents
Hamilton Education sells hard copy teaching resources that support Hamilton plans at very low cost. Group Readers, phonics books, number lines and 'Five Minute Fillers' can help you teach literacy and numeracy skills in your classroom.
Hamilton's Y2 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 2. The Coverage Chart shows you where. Medium and Long Term Plans summarise books used and grammar taught.
Children read a range of quest stories, exploring structure and language choice. They explore 4 types of sentence and experiment with tense. Children write their own extended stories, concluding by performing their writing to a younger child. This plan uses the books Lost and Found and The Way Back Home, both by Oliver Jeffers and We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It also uses Hamilton Group Reader The Quest.
Children read and discuss some wonderful Anthony Browne books looking at the features that make them distinctive. They use skills of inference to interpret the stories and create characters for an illustrated story book of their own, based on The Night Shimmy. Books also used in this plan by Anthony Browne are Gorilla, Willy the Wimp and Silly Billy.
Children learn about the different dinosaurs in Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs. They explore the features of information texts using Hamilton Group Reader, Nana, what's an information text?, and write a fact file about a dinosaur. They write questions, design a quiz and use past and present verb tenses.
Children learn about the structure and vocabulary of recounts first by listening to, reading and writing fictional recounts. Then they plan and write a recount from their own experience using conjunctions to write longer sentences. Hamilton Group Reader, Boris and Sid go camping, is used is used to prompt discussions about a trip or outing.
Children listen to and read a range of poems of different types. They choose their favourite of each type and write it out in their best handwriting. Discuss punctuation used in poetry and the features of good handwriting. Children recite their favourite poem from home.
Children use their imagination to write a class poem about where they would go if they could fly like a bird. They look at eagles and swans and find exciting vocabulary. Then they write short poems based on haiku about birds that interest them.
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