National Curriculum

Year 2/3 English Plans (Set A)

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.
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Fiction 1: Stories from the recent past

During this unit children explore some of the first popular picture books such as the Madeline series and Flat Stanley. They explore the characters in depth together with how the stories are structured. They plan and write stories based around the events that take place in these enchanting books.

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Fiction 2: Legends - Robin Hood

Learn about the legend of Robin Hood through Marcia Williams’ comic strip version The Adventures of Robin Hood  and Disney’s animated Robin Hood. Compare the text and DVD. Retell, act out and invent ‘new’ stories. Use speech marks, apostrophes and the perfect tense.

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Non-fiction 1: Instructions and explanations

Children are presented with a crime to solve as this unit begins: they describe a crime scene; read witness statements; devise questions; and test and write instructions for novice detectives. Children explore and explain why we have rules, and the unit ends with an opportunity for children to become crooks and devise absurd crimes. Grammar includes: 4 sentence forms; progressive tense and present perfect tense.

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Non-fiction 2: Persuasive writing

This unit uses two beautiful, thought provoking books, The Promise and The Journey, to explore features of persuasive language. Children use role-play and group work to build ideas of persuasive features before writing a persuasive letter and a speech.

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Poetry 1: Poems on a theme: monsters

Read some wonderful monster poems in It’s Behind You! by Paul Cookson and David Harmer. Participate in poetry reading and learn part of a poem by heart. Create monsters and write poems about them using descriptive language and different poetic forms.

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Poetry 2: Poems of the world - nature poems

Read All the Worlds Wonders to explore poems about nature by poets from different countries. Use descriptive language and read poems that discuss the problems the environment faces. Read and write poems that express the wonder and beauty of the natural world.