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Upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/6) English Plans - Set A
Hamilton provide mixed Year 5/6 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 mixed age English blocks.
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 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.
Look at the genre of short stories using Short! by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Children investigate the use of adverbials to link sentences or paragraphs together. Children plan and write short spooky stories elaborating by use of descriptive words and further details.
Introduce children to Shakespeare using Marcia Williams' Mr William Shakespeare's Plays, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth. Investigate different ways of writing dialogue including playscript layout and the use of informal language. Children write a 60 second version of part of Macbeth.
Identify features of argument texts and discuss differences between facts and opinions. Find out how to present opinions as if they were facts. Study formal and informal speech. Research for and hold a class debate. Children then write and edit their own argument text.
Use Tuesday by David Wiesner to study report writing. Look at different ways of writing speech, playscripts, speech bubbles, direct and reported speech. Compare formal and informal writing including use of passive voice. Children write newspaper reports.
Children hear and respond to a range of poems from two well-known poets. Explore the use of language and how the writers imply deeper meanings and research the poets on the internet. Finally children write their own free-verse poems inspired by those they have read. The plan uses You Wait Till I'm Older Than You by Michael Rosen and Collected Poems by Roger McGough.