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 Y2/3 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 2 and Lower Key Stage 2 objectives appropriate for Year 3. The Coverage Chart lays out where these are met across 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 2.
Starting with The Huge Bag of Worries, children explore the characters and worries. They orally re-tell Changes, looking at the structure and characters. Finally they look at Once Upon an Ordinary School Day. They plan and write their own amazing stories!
Children extend and explore their imaginations, using ‘Use Your Imagination’ by Nicola Byrne, and the Hamilton reader ‘The Scariest Baddy Ever’. They develop their understanding of speech and thought and its written conventions. This culminates in writing their own imaginative story, using extended sentences, descriptive language, speech, and their imagination to engage the reader!
Information texts share fascinating facts about our world! Using the theme of eels, children will explore the textual features of writing narrative non-fiction and non-chronological reports. They will be able to write statements, questions and exclamations and understand how to use the possessive apostrophe. Children will publish their own books inspired by Think of an Eel and work collaboratively to publish a class non-fiction book about the many different species of eels in the oceans and rivers of the world.
Children focus on two Oliver Jeffers books, Stuck and The Hueys: It Wasn’t Me. They look at the issues raised and use them to explore features of letter writing. They will have opportunities for role-play and discussion before writing letters themselves.
Children will be immersed in the wonderful world of Benjamin Zephaniah. They will explore many poems both on paper from the book Funky Chickens, and from the poet himself. They will learn, perform then write their own versions.
Beginning with Macavity, children are introduced to classic poems. They write their own versions before exploring another classic, The Owl and the Pussycat. They perform & write a continuation using ideas from The Further Adventures of The Owl and the Pussy-cat.
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