Hamilton English

Hamilton's single- and mixed-year lesson plans and resources cover all aspects of English, including SPAG, within the context of a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry genres, such as traditional tales, recounts and performance poems.

Lesson Planning - Hamilton's Flexible English Blocks

Integrated teaching of comprehension, grammar and writing that covers the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England lies at the heart of Hamilton English. Our approach is grounded in our belief that it is vital that we teach children to read and write with competence and confidence, while facilitating their desire to do so.

Devised by highly experienced English specialists, Hamilton's English resources offer grammar teaching within a context of stimulating texts that extend understanding and inspire children's own writing. Our flexible blocks enable you to focus your teaching on one or another of the aspects of English (comprehension, grammar or writing), without excluding the other aspects. Grammar teaching is presented through easy-to-use slide presentations for your interactive whiteboard.

Flexible English blocks: Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6

Mixed Year English

Hamilton has always been attentive to the unique challenges of teaching mixed year classes. We provide weekly plans for all mixed year groups and we will, in due course, be creating flexible English blocks for mixed year English. Find out more about our plans for mixed years 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 and mixed years R/1 and 2/3.

Mixed year weekly plans: R/Year 1 | Year 1/2 | Year 2/3 | Year 3/4 | Year 5/6

Additional materials for teaching English

Hamilton's meta-documents for weekly plans provide overviews and coverage summaries to help you plan your English teaching over the course of the year. Our age-appropriate and progressive supporting materials will enhance your teaching whichever format you choose.

Additional materials

  • Code-Breakers is a synthetic phonics programme that teaches phoneme-to-grapheme correspondences (PGCs) in a systematic, child-friendly fashion.

    Code-Breakers →
  • Download or buy Hamilton's beautifully illustrated short books that complement our plans with relevant and accessible texts.

    Group Readers →
  • Watch engaging stories with your class to kick-start lessons, build reading fluency and promote understanding of different kinds of texts.

    Animations and videos →
  • SPaG presentations and exercises to teach and revise grammar for your UKS2 class.

    SPaG for UKS2 →