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 Y5/6 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.
Through The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, investigate settings, character development, dialogue and narrative style. Writing includes: dramatisation, playing with point-of-view and writing a 'Lost Tale'. Grammar includes: complex sentences, relative clauses and elaboration.
Read and analyse a selection of short stories from Tales of Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan. Explore the structure of short stories and the use of modal verbs and dialogue. Children write a drama based on one they have heard and then a new story in the Shaun Tan-style.
Times are a changin' as children explore how to win hearts and minds. Children analyse adverts and political speeches, adapt protest songs and manipulate with modal verbs. Children write persuasively and the unit ends in a political rally. Who will win: parents or children?
Use texts about iPads and iPhones to introduce features of non-chronological reports. Children create a new section for a BBC online activity about reports using BOS/ QuAD techniques. Then children research information about another electronic device and write reports.
Read The Debate of Tea and Coffee, a Gulf 'debate' poem about a fierce dispute between coffee and tea. Identify features of poems that tell a story. Children read and compare other poems about drinks. They create and perform a playscript for the dispute and then write a poem about a drink.
Using a range of sea poems (provided) and The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy, explore the use of imagery and description. Then discuss how to use language to evoke feelings and produce impressions. Children draft and write their own poem about the Titanic.
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