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.
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.
Using The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith, children look for examples of adverbs and adverbial phrases. They memorise a section of dialogue and use it as a basis for their own writing. In the second week the focus is on complex and compound sentences as children write an animal adventure story.
Define proverb and work out the meanings. Identify and use adverbs and powerful verbs. Create characters using description, stage directions and dialogue. Compare dialogue and playscripts. Write and perform playscripts one based on a proverb and one on a Roald Dahl chapter.
Children explore and discuss adverts. They find key features of persuasive writing and use these with a twist, to persuade people NOT to buy! Using compound and complex sentences the children will then write a persuasive letter about their bedtime!
Non-chronological report writing is no longer a boring topic! This plan is based around computer and video games where children will read reviews, play games and will be itching to write their own game reports! Pronouns and tense activities are thrown in too!
Read a selection of traditional poems by Charles Causley and Eleanor Farjeon with children. Explore the vocabulary of sounds and study the use of adjectives and adverbs/adverbials as descriptions. Children write poetry inspired by Sounds in the Evening and I am the Song. Poems: Sounds in the evening by Eleanor Farjeon, Quack said the Billy Goat by Charles Causley, There are big waves by Eleanor Farjeon, Bedtime by Eleanor Farjeon, White horses by Eleanor Farjeon
During this unit children will be immersed in shape poems. They read, recite and discuss a variety before writing their own, including poems using possessive apostrophes and relative clauses.
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