Maths: Hamilton's short maths blocks have all the benefits of our weekly plans. They also provide support and resources that were simply not possible when we produced the weekly plans. Find out about the advantages of short blocks.
Year 2/3 English Plans (Set B)
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.
Children read three animal stories –The Swallow’s Journey, The Lion and the Bird and The Flat Rabbit – then write their own versions of these tales. They work on correctly punctuated speech, and on using powerful vocabulary in written descriptions.
The witching hour is here! Children immerse themselves in three classic witch tales - Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, Hansel and Gretel and The Worst Witch. They use each as the springboard to a range of stimulating reading and writing activities.
Information texts are the best way to discover new information and to share your knowledge. Children will be able to identify the textual features of non-fiction texts and non-chronological reports. They will explore different forms of non-motorised transport, using non-fiction books and websites. They will learn how to find and select information and make notes to record their research. Children will be confident at using conjunctions and prepositions in their writing and also understand how to use apostrophes for contraction and possession. They will write their own non-chronological report and work collaboratively to publish a non-fiction text.
Children read and enjoy Amnesty International’s lively Dreams of Freedom, exploring clauses and prepositions in the book. They discuss the freedoms they value most before then writing letters to Amnesty and to their favourite illustrator in the book.
Using My Village: Rhymes from around the World collected by Danielle Wright, children are immersed in poetry from different cultures; this beautifully illustrated collection presents nursery rhymes in their native language alongside an English translation. Children read, sing, perform and discuss multi-national verse, then write poetry inspired by their favourites. Grammar includes: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, past and present tense and punctuating direct speech.
Enjoy poetry about journeys. Children will develop an understanding of verb tenses, how to use the perfect verb form and will begin to consider how adverbs provide further information about verbs. Children will identify and write expanded noun phrases to enhance the description in their writing. They will refine their understanding of speech punctuation. Children will write their own poetry and also comment and review the poetry of others.