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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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