English support for teachers

Hamilton provides complete core planning for English lessons as well as enticing extras to enhance any scheme.  Our plans (and extras) are written to encourage enthusiastic, fluent readers and writers from Reception through to Year 6, including mixed age group combinations.

At Hamilton, we believe that it is vital that we not only teach children to read and to write with competence and confidence, but that we inspire and stimulate them so that they want to read and write, and so that both activities bring them happiness and fulfilment.  Our engaging plans and wide raft of supporting materials do just that.  At the same time, our plans have a layout that allows teachers to see and track progression in composition, comprehnsion and grammar according to National Curriculum headings through each unit.

Guidance, sample documents and reference materials

  • Guidance from Ruth

    Professor Ruth Merttens describes Hamilton's approach to English plans, which cover mixed-age and single age groups for the National Curriculum.
  • Coverage chart

    Coverage charts help teachers and senior managers ensure comprehensive curriculum coverage for English.
  • Hamilton structured grammar scheme

    Hamilton's grammar overview lays out a developmental approach to teaching grammar from Y1 through Y6.
  • Grammar for writing

    The National Literacy Strategy's grammar guidance contains useful advice and activities for Key Stage 2 teachers.
  • Support for spelling

    The National Literacy Strategy's spelling guidance is still extremely useful for teachers in Year 2 through Year 6.
  • Spelling bank

    This National Literacy Strategy's spelling bank offers lists of words and spelling activities for Key Stage 2 children.
  • Storytelling Videos

    Our storytellers bring a variety of fables, fairy-tales and modern stories to life in these videos of performances of stories from around the world.
  • Group Readers

    These illustrated books, designed to be read by children in small groups, complement Hamilton's (or other) English plans.