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!
Write persuasive statements for and against the proverb 'Empty vessels make the most noise'.
Learn to justify an opinion about a book they didn't enjoy.
Find out the meaning of children's own name and those of the rest of their family.
Practise descriptive writing skills by writing two short persuasive descriptions of their favourite TV, film or sports personality, one good and one bad!
Look at the use of vowels in words by writing common phrases and sayings without vowels. Can they still be understood?
Extend their vocabulary by writing descriptive words and phrases including onomatopoeic words to describe food.
Develop vocabulary skills by using word play and puns to write titles, authors and blurb for books.
Brainstorm words with silent letter 'b' and write dictionary definitions.
Develop vocabulary and look at word structure by playing a simple word chain game.
Look at spelling patterns in words by writing in a secret code.
Write a short playscript for one half of a conversation overheard on a train.
Develop vocabulary by writing lists of words with a common feature, e.g. all beginning with letter 't' in a specified time.
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