National Curriculum

Year 2/3 English Plans (Set B)

Hamilton provide mixed Y2/3 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 Y2/3 English blocks.

Hamilton's Year 2/3 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: Stories about getting angry

Read and enjoy animal stories from the book The Day No one was Angry which explores issues around anger in a humorous way. Learn about verbs and the different ways they are used. Write a story with a message about anger and how we can deal with it.

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Fiction 2: Fantasy fiction

It’s time to let loose wild and whacky imaginations as children read The Wonder, The Flower and Imagine that! They work on clauses, conjunctions and phrases as they unleash their creative powers in new versions of the stories they have read in class.

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Non-fiction 1: Newspaper reports

Children learn how to be journalists and write their own report for The Traditional Tale Times newspaper. Using Goldilocks Rocks, The True Story of The Three Little Pigs and Jacks Beanstalk Stinks, children explore familiar stories with new twists. At the end of the unit, children write a report for a class newspaper. Along the way, they become confident at writing in the past and present tense as well as identifying and using the perfect verb form and the progressive verb form. They will be able to use speech punctuation accurately and know the difference between direct and indirect speech.

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Non-fiction 2: Recounts

Recounts retell something that has already happened! In this unit children will use Just a Dream by Chris Van Allsburg and Quest by Aaron Becker to learn the features of a recount. Children practise sequencing events from familiar stories and use time adverbials to indicate the sequence to readers. They will understand how to add detail and description to their writing using prepositions and prepositional phrases. They learn how to extend sentences using conjunctions and also know how to ensure their writing makes sense by consistently using the same verb tense. Finally children write their own recount of a dream and learn how to edit and improve their writing before publishing it.

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Poetry 1: Poems on a theme: fur and feathers

In this Fur and Feather poetry unit, children will have the opportunity to explore many poems all about pets and birds and even dragons! With the emphasis on direct speech and powerful imagery, they will collaborate to learn, perform and write their own versions of the poems they have enjoyed.

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Poetry 2: Poetry about space

Read some awesome poems about our solar system in Space Poems  chosen by Gaby Morgan. Find out about the planets and compose riddle poems. Write a celebratory list poem about the earth using noun phrases. Make a shape poem about the sun.