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!
Invent new meanings for common acronyms, e.g. RSPCA -Really Silly Pets Club Australia
Understand grammatical function of different words in a sentence by using verbs as describing words for animals. Use their imagination to make some unlikely combinations.
Use their imagination to write a personal diary entry for their favourite superstar.
Act out and write a script for what was said when the police interviewed Goldilocks after she was reported by the three bears.
Write and illustrate a set of instructions for their favourite game or activity.
Look at spelling rules for plurals. Write lists and sort words according to how they are pluralised.
Use persuasive language to design an advert for a brand new and disgusting snack! Use correct punctuation to include quotations from happy customers.
Brainstorm families of words that all contain the same 'root word'.
Look at phonic structure of words by writing a list of two or three word descriptions of fabulous foods based on the same starting sound.
Use imagination, complex vocabulary and elaborated language to write a detailed description of a costume for a fancy dress ball.
Practise syllables in words by writing syllable triangles, each with a common theme.
Use imagination to write a short mobile phone conversation in rhyme.
I don't know my password