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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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Light - Light and Shadows - Year 3

Light - Light and Shadows - Year 3

During this block you will create your own shadow puppet play using your expert knowledge and skills on light and shadows. You will make a theatre and puppets for the show in groups and conduct your own investigations on shadows, light and reflections. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - What is light? 02 - Light and reflectors 03 - Mirror, mirror! 04 - Shadows 05 - Let's investigate 06 - What a performance! 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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Sound - Listen Up! - Year 4

Sound - Listen Up! - Year 4

The rock stars of the world need your help! They want their children to come to their concerts and rock-out, but they want to protect their precious ears! Find out all you can about sound; how it travels, pitch and volume. Then investigate materials to see which will provide the best insulation against sound. Be ready to present your ideas to a famous panel. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Sound walk 02 - Good vibrations 03 - Pitch and volume 04 - Pardon? 05 - Ssssshhhhhh! 06 - The Rock Star Challenge 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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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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Everyday Materials - Materials Matter - Year 2

Everyday Materials - Materials Matter - Year 2

Explore the useful properties of materials with a range of investigations involving absorbency and flexibility. Discover which type of kitchen towel or cloth is most effective at mopping up spills; consider why building materials must be absorbent and which ones fit the bill; create artwork by exploring the textures of materials and learn all about wax and how to re-mould it. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Mopping up 02 - Are bricks absorbant? 03- Waterproofing materials 04 - Printing 05 - Resist the wax! 06 - Melting and moulding 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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Moon phases

Moon phases

Children discover that the Moon isn’t made of cheese and find out why it appears to change shape in the night sky. They look at the lunar cycle and use the correct terms to describe the changes that occur. Suitable for Year 5 pupils.
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Living things and their habitats - Name That Living Thing! - Year 4

Living things and their habitats - Name That Living Thing! - Year 4

You are needed to become experts in the use of classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things! Learn about the 7 characteristics of a living thing; sort living things in a number of ways; make a dichotomous classification key to identify local invertebrates; make observational drawings and a group large-scale drawing of an insect; finally demonstrate your knowledge of classification keys to a young invited audience. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - A living thing? 02 - Local living things - what are they? 03 - How are living things classified? 04 - Closer inspection 05 - Enormous insects 06 - I'm thinking of a living thing... 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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Evolution and Inheritance - The Game of Survival - Year 6

Evolution and Inheritance - The Game of Survival - Year 6

Can you succeed in the Game of Survival? Take part in a series of challenges and see if you can accrue enough points to make it onto the Game of Survival leaders’ board. You will need to have your evolutionary wits about you and a keen eye for the survival of the fittest. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Inheritance detective 02 - Mutations and adaptations 03 - Extreme survival 04 - Meet the evolutionary pioneers 05 - Fossils and evolutionary trees 06 - The tale of the giraffe's neck 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 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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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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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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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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Boudicca's rebellion

Boudicca's rebellion

Children study Boudicca’s rebellion. They consider life as a Celt under Roman rule and learn what went wrong to cause the rebellion led by Boudicca. They sequence the events leading to the Battle of Colchester and use music and dance/drama to act this out. Finally they paint a portrait of Boudicca. Includes: - Topic Overview - Block Overview - Lesson 01: The Queen of the Iceni Children think about what life was like in a Celtic tribe when the Romans were in Britain. They play a game to reinforce their knowledge. - Lesson 02: The death of King Prasutagus Children learn about the events leading up to Boudicca’s rebellion and use a simple script to create a short drama depicting these events. - Lesson 03: Boudicca's rallying cry Children learn more about the events leading to Boudicca’s rebellion and write a rallying speech to be give by Boudicca to the Celts. - Lesson 04: The Battle of Colchester Children learn about the battles fought between Boudicca and the Romans. Using soundtrack of Mornay’s dream, they perform a dance/drama of the Battle of Colchester. - Lesson 05: The story ends and the legend begins Children learn how Boudicaa’s rebellion ended and create a portrait of Boudicca showing her character as a warrior and a proud leader of her tribe’s people. Find more lesson plans and resources at www. hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Living Things and their Habitats - Habitats - Year 2

Living Things and their Habitats - Habitats - Year 2

How can we work out what’s alive and what’s not? Collect specimens and sort them into categories. Investigate habitats and food chains. Design and make a bug hotel made up of different microhabitats to encourage a variety of creatures you can investigate! Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Dead or alive! 02 - Microhabitats 03- Go large! 04 - Food chains 05 - Designing a bug hotel 06 - Making a bug hotel 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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Roman mosaics

Roman mosaics

Children study Roman mosaics, understanding why, when and how the Romans created these and their significance in Roman society. Using stick-printing techniques, children create their own mosaic pictures, which make a truly impressive display. Includes: - Topic Overview - Block Overview - Lesson 01: Exploring mosaics Looking at examples of Roman mosaics and reading and learning about who had these and what they indicated about the owners place in society. - Lesson 02: Developing technique Thinking about printing techniques and practising these as well as investigating further the importance of Roman mosaics to historians. - Lesson 03: Printing a border Studying the borders of mosaics, and starting to design a border for their own mosaic. - Lesson 04: Researching Roman mosaics Carrying our further research into the different types of Roman mosaic and what they depicted. - Lesson 05: Printing a central motif Designing a Roman-style mosaic and using printing techniques practised earlier to create their own mosaic. Find more lesson plans and resources at www. hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Everyday materials - Let's Build - Year 1

Everyday materials - Let's Build - Year 1

Explore different materials and sort them into groups before writing songs based on their properties! Consider what it would be like if the tables were made of jelly or the chairs were chocolate! Then recreate the story of the three little pigs and predict what will happen to their houses. Includes 6 session plans & resources 1 - What materials can we find? 2 - Matching materials 3 - Magnets and metal 4 - Sorting objects 5 - The three little pigs and their buildings 6 - The alternative three little pigs 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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States of Matter - States of Matter Scientists - Year 4

States of Matter - States of Matter Scientists - Year 4

Become experts in States of Matter! Develop and showcase an understanding of all areas of states of matter, including how materials can change from one state to another, through a large range of simple practical enquiries. Take on the challenge to demonstrate your knowledge to visitors of a Science Fair. Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Solid or liquid? 02 - It's a bit gassy! 03 - Particle party - temperature taker 04 - Evaporation and condensation 05 - Make it rain! 06 - Welcome to the science fair! 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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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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Forces and Magnets - Amazing Magnets - Year 3

Forces and Magnets - Amazing Magnets - Year 3

Mr Andrew Newton of the British Scientific Society is in need of your help. Are you up to the task of developing some exciting activities on the theme of Magnetism to delight visitors at their annual science fair? If the answer is “Yes” – it’s time to have some fun with magnets whilst learning at the same time! Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - May the force be with you! 02 - Acting forces 03 - Magnetic attraction 04 - Poles apart 05 - Magnetic fun time 06 - All the fun of the fair! 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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Roman Invasion of Britain

Roman Invasion of Britain

The Romans are invading and children take the position of Celtic tribes. They come to understand the power and organisation of the Roman army and ask and answer historically relevant questions about why it was so successful. In the end they have to decide whether it was better for the Celts to collaborate or resist the Romans – what advantages were there to collaboration? Includes: - Topic Overview - Block Overview - Lesson 01: The rise of the Roman Empire Understand some of the reasons behind the Romans’ success in invading Britain and create Roman shields to use in role play. - Lesson 02: Legions of legionaries Learn about life as a Roman Legionary and create an informative leaflet. - Lesson 03: Preparing to invade Britannia Create a realistic impression, using music and movement, of what it felt like as the Roman army invaded Britain. - Lesson 04: Trouble is coming! Build on the previous session in developing, through mime and role-play, a deeper understanding of the impact of the Roman invasion on the Celts. - Lesson 05: The Roman conquest in 43 CE Create a realistic debate within a Celtic tribe about whether to accept the Roman invasion or fight it. Find more lesson plans and resources at www. hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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Light - Crime Lab Investigation - Year 6

Light - Crime Lab Investigation - Year 6

A crime has been committed and the UK Crime Lab needs a team to analyse its evidence against six suspects. They need a team with mathematical prowess and a scientific line of attack. Could you be the team to tackle the mystery of the West Hollow High School laptop thief? Includes 6 session plans & resources: 01 - Light specialists required 02 - Light travels in straight lines 03 - Up periscope 04 - Shadow giants 05 - It's a rainbow world 06 - A trick of the colourful light filters 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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