Seasonal changes - Wonderful Weather - Year 1

Seasonal changes - Wonderful Weather - Year 1

Think about what you already know about weather, look at weather forecasts and video your own school weather forecasts; do weather observations and make collages about the seasons; have fun with shadows; make a class weather station that can measure rainfall, wind direction and temperature. Includes 6 session plans & resources 1 - What do we know about weather? 2 - Weather Watching 3 - Shadow fun 4 - Setting up a weather station: measuring rainfall 5 - Setting up a weather station: measuring wind direction 6 - Setting up a weather station: make a thermometer box Suitable for Year 1 pupils. Hamilton's brand new science scheme is now complete on our website. We have replaced the science planning materials with a completely new, and improved, set. The National Curriculum for England is now fully covered in regular 6-session blocks to fit into half-term slots. Find out more: www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/scites
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Year 2 Fiction 5: Quest stories

Year 2 Fiction 5: Quest stories

Children read a range of quest stories, exploring structure and language choice. They explore 4 types of sentence and experiment with tense. Children write their own extended stories, concluding by performing their writing to a younger child. This plan uses the books Lost and Found and The Way Back Home, both by Oliver Jeffers and We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. It also uses Hamilton Group Reader The Quest.
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Electricity - Electric Celebrations - Year 6

Electricity - Electric Celebrations - Year 6

Dare you enter the Dragons’ Den and market your very own inventive festive lights decoration? Use motors, switches, bulbs and buzzers to make your product the stand-out choice of the dragons. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Electrical festive challenge 02 - Playing with electricity 03 - Designs, ideas and circuit diagrams 04 - Taking a dimmer approach 05 - Electric workshop action 06 - Entering the Dragons' Den Hamilton’s science scheme provides children with a broad but comprehensive experience of primary science that systematically covers all of the National Curriculum for England objectives. Each year group is split into 6 blocks of 6 sessions, each of which can be completed within a half-term. We present them in a recommended teaching order, but you may adapt this to fit your requirements. Working scientifically, investigations and meaningful outcomes are fully incorporated in each block. Find out more: www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/scites
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Yr 1/2 NF Unit 2A2-1B2 Recounts : Farmer Duck

Yr 1/2 NF Unit 2A2-1B2 Recounts : Farmer Duck

Farmer Duck provides the perfect opportunity for the children to retell stories and write a recount of what happened on the farm. Then children explore how time connectives are used when sequencing events and the difference between past and present tense. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 4 Poetry Unit 1A: Creating Images

Yr 4 Poetry Unit 1A: Creating Images

Children use poems by Christina Rossetti to appreciate how writers use figurative and expressive language to create images and atmosphere – alliteration, similes, powerful verbs and adverbs. Children perform one of her poems and write a poem on a similar theme. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 5 Poetry Unit 1A Poetic Style

Yr 5 Poetry Unit 1A Poetic Style

Children have the opportunity to hear, read and respond to a range of poems from two contrasting writers. They write and perform their own free verse poems, inspired by those they have read. By adapting and borrowing elements they develop a style of their own. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 1 Poetry unit 1: using the senses

Yr 1 Poetry unit 1: using the senses

Children explore poems using the five senses and different emotions. Children write descriptive words and phrases, including similes, using their senses about objects and fruit, leading to poems about ‘What Shall I Draw?’ and ‘Smelly People’. Discuss presentation. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 5 Poetry Unit 3B Choral and performance

Yr 5 Poetry Unit 3B Choral and performance

Compare performance poems that tell a story and identify the features that make a good performance poem. Children then write their own performance poetry based on a fairy tale. Perform it for an invited audience using dramatic conventions to enhance the poem.
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Yr 3 Narrative Unit 5A Dialogue and Plays: The Twits

Yr 3 Narrative Unit 5A Dialogue and Plays: The Twits

This 3 week unit uses The Twits by Roald Dahl to examine dialogue in stories, before using a playscript of The Twits to learn about the layout, preparation and performance of plays. In final week children write their own plays, including stage directions.
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Yr 4 Narrative Unit 2A : Imaginary worlds

Yr 4 Narrative Unit 2A : Imaginary worlds

Children identify features of fantasy settings from a variety of books. Children create digital images of settings in imaginary worlds which they then use as a stimulus for their own writing. Word work on adjectives and adverbs supports their descriptive writing. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Muscles

Muscles

Time for some muscle building! Children look at joints in the human body and the movements that each allow before looking at how muscles control every move we make. Models are constructed to show how pairs of antagonistic muscles pull to work together. Suitable for Y4 pupils. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 4 Poetry Unit 2B Exploring form

Yr 4 Poetry Unit 2B Exploring form

Look at the structure of Couplets, Clerihews and Kennings. Practise techniques for finding rhymes. Investigate homophones including words that are commonly confused. Children write poems in the different forms for written or spoken publication. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Maths Y3 Spring Teaching Sequence M4

Maths Y3 Spring Teaching Sequence M4

Time, reading digital and analogue clocks (minutes past and to) (three days). Children revise the equivalent digital and analogue ways of recording times between the hour and half past the hour (minutes past), and are then introduced to how to describe analogue times as minutes to the next hour. They practise finding the equivalent digital and analogue times. Intervals are found between times, but not bridging the hour at this point. Chn work together to think of times 20 minutes, then 1¼ hours apart. Find additional lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Spinner investigation

Spinner investigation

The fact that all objects fall at the same speed without air resistance has children in a spin in this session. Children ask their own question to investigate about their paper spinners and work together scientifically to find answers. Suitable for Year 6 pupils. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr1 NF Unit 1 Lists, captions and signs

Yr1 NF Unit 1 Lists, captions and signs

Children study and compare a range of posters on the theme of pets and animals. They look at the meaning behind each and how they are effective through text, colours and pictures. They create their own posters and then web pages using headings, captions and pictures.
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Yr 3/4 NF Unit 3A2-4B Persuasive Writing: Zoos

Yr 3/4 NF Unit 3A2-4B Persuasive Writing: Zoos

Explore persuasive texts and writing through Anthony Browne’s book Zoo. Research the case for and against zoos and design a questionnaire. Explore other issues about looking after animals through Michael Morpurgo’s The Dancing Bear. Debate the issues raised. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Simple circuits

Simple circuits

Children discover for themselves how to make a simple circuit to light a bulb using a few basic components. Compare the circuits to a diagram of a simple circuit to see how they can be represented. Suitable for Year 2 pupils. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 2 Poetry Unit 3 Silly Stuff: Language Play

Yr 2 Poetry Unit 3 Silly Stuff: Language Play

Children read, learn and perform examples of tongue twisters and nursery rhymes. They tackle riddles and create their own based on the examples. They enjoy nonsense poems and appreciate how punctuation helps reading aloud, before creating a class poetry book. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 3 Poetry Unit 3B Language play: Riddles

Yr 3 Poetry Unit 3B Language play: Riddles

A two week poetry unit which starts off teasing children’s brains with the riddle game from the Hobbit. Then children move on to learning favourite poems by heart, writing own riddles and creating wordplay jokes. A guaranteed fun-filled favourite for boys! Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 6 NF Unit 2 Journalistic Writing

Yr 6 NF Unit 2 Journalistic Writing

Here children develop a journalistic style through considering balanced reporting. They will comment critically on the language, style and success of a range of reports. Eventually this will lead the children to planning, writing and recording their own radio report. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Adults and babies

Adults and babies

Explore growing and how babies (human and animal) become adults. Play a game matching adults and babies. Children make simple zigzag book showing themselves at different stages of their lives. Suitable for Year 1 pupils. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Yr 3 Narrative Unit 1 Stories in familiar settings

Yr 3 Narrative Unit 1 Stories in familiar settings

Children read I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole and explore its imaginative setting. They extend this work by looking at Harry Potter and Toy Story and comparing film and written texts. Finally (optional week) children study the works of John Burningham focussing on the settings.
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Self-Portraits: Picasso-style

Self-Portraits: Picasso-style

Children look at portraits by Pablo Picasso. They talk about how he plays with faces and makes them into a puzzle. They use work from session 2 to make their own self portraits in the style of Picasso. Suitable for years 1 and 2. Find other lesson plans and resources at www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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