National Curriculum

Upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/6) English Plans - Set B

Hamilton provide mixed Y5/6 weekly English plans (below). We hope, in time, to develop flexible blocks for this mixed year combination. Find out more about our plans to phase out mixed age plans and publish Y5/6 English blocks.

Hamilton's Year 5/6 English plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England's English objectives. The Coverage Chart lays out how these are met in 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.

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Fiction 1: Stories with flashbacks

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.

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Fiction 2: Tales from other cultures

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.

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Non-fiction 1: Persuasive writing

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.

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Non-fiction 2: Non-chronological reports and journalistic writing

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.

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Poetry 1: Free form poems

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.

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Poetry 2: Classic poems

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.