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.
Upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/6) English Plans - Set B
Hamilton's Y5/6 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). Medium and Long Term Plans summarise books used and grammar taught. Individual plans include an outcomes table.
For Homework and for texts to use with children (Oral Stories and Rhymes), appropriate for this age range, see Year 5 and Year 6.
Revise work on adverbials and dialogue and investigate relative clauses. Using the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, children explore different forms of flashback and identify its various functions. They then create a flashback in the form of a Pensieve memory.
Use Animated Tales and written stories from The Arabian Nights to inspire children to re-write Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from a different point of view and to create a playscript based on a Sinbad story. Introduce children to the Tales of Nasrettin Hoca. Children write a tale of their own. In their writing children use dialogue, the subjunctive verb form and informal language features.
Use The Tin Forest, Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish and Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs to explore expanded noun phrases, apostrophes and modal verbs. Compare their informal language with formal texts. Children write a persuasive letter, short story and blurb and hold a debate.
Explore reports and journalistic writing, using Susanna Davidson's version of The Emperor's New Clothes, through the topic: clothes and shoes. Children use role-play; read, discuss and write a range of reports; and hold a classroom fashion show. Grammar includes dialogue punctuation, direct/reported speech, active and passive voice and dog fancy-dress.
Children investigate a range of free-form poetry. They revise the use of verbs, adverbs, and adjectives in producing exciting and descriptive language. They consolidate the skills needed to write effective poetry, including those of rhyme, alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia and metaphor. They will bring their skills together to write their own emotive free-form poem.
Read and analyse poems from Classic Poems for Children compiled by Nicola Baxter. Use these to discuss expanded noun phrases, modal verbs and use of dashes and semi-colons. Children write a poem review, a short biography of a poet and a poem based on one by Oscar Wilde.