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 Y5 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Upper Key Stage 2. The Coverage Chart lays out where these are met across a two-year rolling programme (Set A & Set B) one set to be taught in Year 5 and the other in Year 6. Medium and Long Term Plans summarise books used and grammar taught. Individual plans include an outcomes table.
We are moving towards having a single series of Y5 plans and are therefore are gradually removing the Y5 Set B plans. These are still available under Y5/6.
Read historical fiction War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. Compare with play and film versions. Children write dialogue, letter, play script and descriptions of characters and settings. They use relevant vocabulary and relative clauses. Compare with other World War 1 fiction. This plan also uses War Game by Michael Foreman, In Flanders Fields by Norman Jorgensen and Brian Harrison-Lever and One Boy's War by Lynn Huggins-Cooper and Ian Benfold Haywood.
Use Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights to study different types of sentences & expanded noun phrases. Children design a dæmon for a friend and compare the book and film openings. Clockwork by Philip Pullman then inspires children to write both graphic novel and film script versions.
Read two personal recounts, in 1st and 3rd person respectively: The Day of Ahmed’s Secret and Hurricane. Identify features of recounts and study adverbials, use of commas and perfect verb forms. Children write a sequel to Hurricane using the grammar they have studied.
Time to get competitive! Children read and write instructions and explanations, exploring register, punctuating bullet points and adding parentheses. The unit ends with writing based on the children's interests, be they football, Strictly or competitive baking.
Using a range of poems children identify the features of good narrative performance poems. They investigate expanded noun phrases, subjunctive verb forms and figurative language. Discuss how a range of fairy tales could be retold as poetry and children write their own.
Use the narrative poem The Highwayman to identify features that poets use for effect. Study the use of historical language, adverbials and relative clauses to add details. Children learn part of the poem by heart, compare it to other poems and write a new ending.
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