National Curriculum

Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3/4) English Plans - Set B

Hamilton provide mixed Y3/4 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 Y3/4 English blocks.

Hamilton's Year 3/4 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: Fables

Reading a wide range of fables, including Rosen's Aesop's Fables, children explore dialogue through drama, debate moral messages and write letters in role. Children write their own fables, hold a festival and try them out on a live audience. Will they win rave reviews?

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Fiction 2: Stories in familiar settings

Explore familiar settings by meeting Horrid Henry and his friends (and enemies). In particular read Horrid Henry and Horrid Henry’s Birthday Party both by Francesca Simon. Learn about and use adverbs, adverbials and prepositions. Write a new Horrid Henry story.

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Non-fiction 1: Instructions and explanations

This creative unit uses art activities and the book The Usborne Complete Book of Art ideas as a vehicle for instruction writing. Children will practise using imperative verbs and pronouns. They then learn about explanation writing.

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Non-fiction 2: Information texts

The children read, map out and learn by heart a text about drums. They produce a shared text about the tabla drums and then use this as a model for their own report writing and an oral presentation about a chosen instrument.

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Poetry 1: Image poems

A picture is worth a thousand words? Not if you choose those words wisely! Children explore how simile and metaphor can be used to create powerful images, though reading and discussing poems. Photographs, collage and Jeannie Baker's Window inspire children's own image poetry.

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Poetry 2: Poetic form - syllabic poems

Read and study haikus, tankas and cinquains recognising the syllabic structure and use of powerful verbs and descriptive language. Study the use of adverbs and adverbials to enhance the poetry. Children write some in traditional style about seasons and nature. They then use computers to manipulate images enhancing the poetry presentation.