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.
It is often easy to forget that for many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school. We have therefore put a great deal of effort into writing suitable, fun and home-friendly activities for children and parents to share together. Children will benefit and so will parents and teachers!
Explore different ways of saying the same thing by writing own alien thesaurus entries.
Think of short alliterative phrases to describe characters from storybooks
Use imagination to produce a list of personality clues to describe themselves and Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk.
Write short profiles for favourite goodie and baddie characters from stories and films.
Read the story of The Hare and the Tortoise and write a short after-race interview in the form of a playscript (2 sheets).
Learn to form letters correctly in writing.
Look at rules for changing a word into plural and write a list of plurals for household items.
Read instructions from household products and write a list of 'bossy' verbs.
Identify beginning, middle and end of a story by making a short cartoon strip based on a time when you were angry.
Write alliterative silly sentences.
Make up a simple memory chants to help remember words they find it difficult to spell.
Practise spelling patterns for words, which have the same sound in them but are spelt differently.
Recognise spelling and rhyming words by writing a short valentine message for someone they love.
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