National Curriculum

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

Hamilton's Y3/4 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Lower Key Stage 2. 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 Homework and for texts to use with children (Oral Stories and Rhymes) appropriate for this age range, see Year 3 and Year 4.

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Fiction 1: Stories with humour

Using David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy and Mr Stink, children investigate, read and write humorous stories. They exercise their imagination and develop rounded characters as they explore their own humorous style as they investigate the distinctive style of other authors. They investigate dialogue and structure, and organise paragraphs appropriately.

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Fiction 2: Stories from other cultures

Immerse yourselves in some wonderful stories from the great and diverse continent of Africa. Read Africa is not a Country by Margy Burns Knight, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters retold by John Steptoe and The Pot of Wisdom – Ananse stories retold by Adwoa Badoe. Write an Ananse story using extended sentences.

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Non-fiction 1: Persuasive writing

Are zoos good or bad? Children look at information to help them decide their own opinion on this matter, beginning with Zoo by Anthony Browne and Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo before moving on to analysing different persuasive writing. Finally they will write to persuade us to be for or against zoos!

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Non-fiction 2: Chronological reports

Children explore chronological reports through reading and discussing the inspirational true life texts: Henry's Freedom Box and Who Was Rosa Parks? They create story maps, write letters and newspaper reports; and explore dialogue through drama. Grammar focuses include: past tense; present perfect form and using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause. The unit ends with investigation and games exploring prefixes.

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Poetry 1: Nonsense poems

Using Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense, Hamilton's version of The Pobble With No Toes, and Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, study the features that poets use when creating nonsense poems. Plan, create and perform your own imaginative poems and concentrate on rhythm, rhyming patterns and syllable usage in poetry.

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Poetry 2: Poetry by heart

Children immerse themselves in poetry and learn some poems by heart, inspired by Off By Heart – Poems for YOU to Remember. From learning short poems, they move on to a longer poem of their choice and explore prepositions and fronted adverbials.