Maths: Hamilton's short maths blocks have all the benefits of our weekly plans. They also provide support and resources that were simply not possible when we produced the weekly plans. Find out about the advantages of short blocks.
Oral Stories for Year 5
These Hamilton tales and fables have been written as oral stories and they form an essential part of any good Speaking and Listening strategy. They serve to increase children's mental bank of characters, settings, story idioms and narrative styles. There's lots of choice too! You get the whole tale plus a shortened bullet-point version for reminders as you tell the tale to children.
Oral stories provide fantastic experiences for children, quite different from the (equally fabulous) experience of being read a written text. As you tell the children the story you can make eye-contact, alter the pace to increase suspense, adapt the sound level of your voice for atmospheric effect and use elaborated descriptions to convey pictures to be imagined rather than seen.