National Curriculum

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

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: Classic fiction

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.

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Fiction 2: Short stories - fantasy

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.

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Non-fiction 1: Persuasive writing

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?

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Non-fiction 2: Non-chronological reports

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.

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Poetry 1: Debate poem

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.

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Poetry 2: The power of imagery

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.