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.
The Poster Books are A4 printable versions of the Animated Texts. These are important for teacher-reference and also many teachers find them useful when working with smaller groups of children, especially those reluctant readers!
‘Facts’ generates a variety of fun facts. ‘Bikes’ explores tandem and racing bikes through labelled photographs. ‘Bike leaflet’ contains information on the benefits of cycling to health and the community and safety aspects such as helmets and cycle lanes. ‘Bike website’ shows a webpage selling bikes that illustrates features such as frame size, colours and materials. Documents show the development of the bike, key inventors and improvements. ‘Scooters’ focusses on tricks which can be performed on a scooter, along side information about motorised and kick scooters, labelled diagrams and safety information. ‘Scooter website’ shows a scooter for sale with information for a potential purchaser such as load limit, brakes, ability to be folded, price and target users. These pages would be useful support materials for persuasive writing, exploring non-fiction or history topic work.
This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Facts Bicycle Facts, which you can find on Hamilton Player.
This resource explores unusual houses and buildings that use different materials. It begins with a simple question about where a cob house might be located to promote discussion and introduce the topic. Subsequently focusing on other buildings made from unusual materials and include questions to encourage reflection. This resource would be useful when looking at unfamiliar building styles as part of geography topic work, or as a prompt for creative writing.
This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Facts Cob, which you can find on Hamilton Player.
These humorous poems by a single author, Edward Lear, are nonsensical limericks that all feature an animal. There are 6 limericks. There is plenty to discuss regarding nonsense: Why do you think Lear wrote nonsensical poems? Can you work out the syllable patterns for each line? E.g. the first limerick would be 9 9 6 6 10, but are they all the same? Discuss how the rhyme is equally important to the rhythm for these kinds of poems.
This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Limericks, which you can find on Hamilton Player.
This rendition of Punch and Judy follows a day in the life of Punch, Judy, the baby and crocodile. Judy is a modern day working mother and Punch is a stay-at-home dad. Today is disastrous, with spills, messes and things getting broken. A large booming voice eventually commands everyone to calm down - it’s the puppeteer! The characters turn out to be puppets after all, and the puppet master helps restore order. Many pages have suggested activities, such as a recipe for Toad in the Hole when Punch tries to cook sausages. There is a set of suggestions entitled 'How to be a good parent' and plenty of historical information about the original Punch and Judy shows.
This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Punch and Judy, which you can find on Hamilton Player.
Rowena adores trees, but lives high up in a block of flats in a city. One day, after a rather unpleasant time at school, she ventures out to the woods. She climbs a tree but, as she reaches the top, she slips and falls. On her way down she grasps a magical pine cone which enables her to fly. We follow her adventures until she returns safely to the ground. There are writing activities linked to the story, for example: identifying other places or things you would climb. There is also information about woodlands.
This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Rowena Loved Trees, which you can find on Hamilton Player.
This is a story in a familiar setting. Sean, his two brothers and his mum have moved in with Granny, much to her chagrin. When his granny loses her patience with his untidiness, Sean becomes proactive and builds blue and red shelves to organise his room, and discovers he enjoys tidying. Granny tells him he should go tidy up the attic. Sean finds an old suitcase containing his grandfather’s old toy cars. As a reward, Sean is allowed to keep them. Children could write about a time they were told to do something they thought they wouldn’t enjoy only to discover they did.
This Poster Book is a printable version of our Animated Tale Sean and the Small Suitcase, which you can find on Hamilton Player.
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