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.
Teaching Grammar: Upper Key Stage 2
Use these Grammar PowerPoint lessons to teach and revise Grammar for your Year 5, Year 5/6 or Year 6 class.
Using active and passive voice: identifying subject, verb and object; active voice and passive voice; using and writing active and passive voices.
Devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs: using pronouns to make links and avoid repetition; using pronouns to replace nouns and noun phrases; determiners as cohesive devices; subordinating conjunctions as cohesive devices; using adverbs to explain how words relate to each other and to give meaning to links to do with time, order, lists, adding, causes, contrasts, manner; how to use paragraphs to help organise writing; adverbial words, phrases, clauses; adverbials of place, number and time; topic sentences.
Harder punctuation: using commas, colons and bullet points; punctuating vertical lists.
Descriptive language: adjectives; adverbs; adverbials, including prepositional and noun phrases; with slides to practise identifying different types of descriptive language and what words they modify.
Formal and informal language: register, audience, situation and context; vocabulary; contractions; question tags in informal language and to soften command clauses; breaking the rules using ellipsis and omitting relative pronouns; verbs in the subjunctive mood.
Adverbs and modal verbs: indicating degrees of possibility; certainty, ability and obligation; negative modal verbs; shades of meaning; using modal verbs
Relative clauses: relative clauses with nouns or pronouns; use and omission of relative pronouns; relative clauses as subordinate clauses; punctuating relative clauses and embedded relative clauses.
Word classes: nouns (including proper nouns); verbs; adjectives; adverbs; pronouns; prepositions; articles; conjunctions.