Pathways Literacy

Pathways Literacy comprises our two products for schools: the award-winning Pathways to Write and our brand new Pathways to Read. Written by experienced English consultants, these high-quality programmes for reading and writing will inspire pupils and teachers alike.

Pathways to Read

Pathways to Read is a brand-new programme designed to equip pupils from Year 2 onwards with key skills to move them through the reading process towards becoming competent and fluent readers. To support this approach, clear detailed lesson plans and resources are linked to high-quality texts. Pathways to Read ensures engaging and purposeful reading lessons.

The units can be used thematically alongside our award-winning programme Pathways to Write to encourage a whole school curriculum approach with the opportunity for topics to link across all year groups. Both programmes compliment one another. However, they can both be used successfully as a stand alone programme.

Available to purchase now ready for September 2020.

Whole School - £1595 (+ VAT)

The package includes 30 detailed units of work, six for each year group from Year 2 to Year 6. Each unit comprises detailed whole class and grouped reading sessions with effective questions and suggested answers provided; pupil resources for the session and follow-on activties; and teaching PowerPoints for each whole class reading session.

Further documents within the package to support the effective implementation of Pathways to Read include: year group overview grids detailing the reading skills taught each half term, documentation to support ‘Progression in Reading Skills’ from Y1 to Y6 which can be used to support pupils reading at different standards. Also, included with the package is an introductory training video to support successful implementation of the package in school.

Please email admin@theliteracycompany.co.uk for further details.

Year Group Packages

Whole package (Y2 - Y6) - £1595 +VAT

Individual year groups - £325 +VAT each

Pathways to Write

Pathways to Write is a proven methodology built around units of work which develop vocabulary, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach. The units, for use with pupils from EYFS to Y6, provide clear detailed lesson plans and resources, linked to high-quality texts to ensure engaging and purposeful English lessons. Effective teaching strategies to challenge greater depth writers are included within each unit of work.

Whole School - £1595 (+ VAT)

The whole school package includes 42 full units of work, six for each year group from EYFS to Year 6. Further documents within the package to support the effective implementation of Pathways to Write include: an overview of year group skills from EYFS to Y6, a document to guide the progression and tracking of skills, an overview of reading and spoken language and a progressive guide to genres. Plus writing opportunities for the application of grammar and punctuation and a long term curriculum map.

Mixed age planning - Now available

We have now developed a Pathways to Write package for schools with mixed age groups. This uses all of our Pathways texts on a rolling 2 year programme for Y1/2, Y3/4 and Y5/6. The units of work come with a detailed overview of objectives to support teachers in meeting expectations for mixed age classess.

Please email admin@theliteracycompany.co.uk for further details.

The units have been invaluable this year for our staff. They have improved outcomes for the children by helping staff have a sharper focus on the relevant, necessary skills they need to master in each year group. An added benefit is the reduction in teacher workload!

Headteacher, Childer Thornton Primary School, Cheshire

Pathways to Write
2019-11-11T12:30:55+00:00

Headteacher, Childer Thornton Primary School, Cheshire

The units have been invaluable this year for our staff. They have improved outcomes for the children by helping staff have a sharper focus on the relevant, necessary skills they need to master in each year group. An added benefit is the reduction in teacher workload!

‘The planning already seems to be having an impact in our school after one term. The children are much clearer in what they need to include in their writing and I love the way the planning returns to teaching points to consolidate learning. The books are really engaging too and allow for lots of links with reading skills.’

Assistant Deputy Headteacher, Upper KS2 Leader, New Brighton Primary School

Pathways to Write
2020-02-03T09:28:16+00:00

Assistant Deputy Headteacher, Upper KS2 Leader, New Brighton Primary School

‘The planning already seems to be having an impact in our school after one term. The children are much clearer in what they need to include in their writing and I love the way the planning returns to teaching points to consolidate learning. The books are really engaging too and allow for lots of links with reading skills.’

The ‘Pathways to Write’ planning has provided us with a strong focus on the progression of skills within our writing. We have seen a strong rise in both staff confidence and pupil engagement through exciting texts this year. We highly recommend using these units.

English Subject Leader, Sankey Valley St. James’ Primary, Warrington

Pathways to Write
2019-11-11T12:31:34+00:00

English Subject Leader, Sankey Valley St. James’ Primary, Warrington

The ‘Pathways to Write’ planning has provided us with a strong focus on the progression of skills within our writing. We have seen a strong rise in both staff confidence and pupil engagement through exciting texts this year. We highly recommend using these units.

Pathways to Write has completely transformed English at Farnworth. Staff love teaching the units, which are very easy to follow yet so full of amazing opportunities to develop children’s skills progressively. This approach enables us to foster a love of literature through memorable experiences that are accessible to all. Children are so engaged and enthusiastic, and staff feel renewed by such a fun, creative approach to teaching.

Assistant Headteacher/KS2 Assessment Lead/Collective, Farnworth Primary School,

Pathways to Write
2019-12-12T10:54:13+00:00

Assistant Headteacher/KS2 Assessment Lead/Collective, Farnworth Primary School,

Pathways to Write has completely transformed English at Farnworth. Staff love teaching the units, which are very easy to follow yet so full of amazing opportunities to develop children’s skills progressively. This approach enables us to foster a love of literature through memorable experiences that are accessible to all. Children are so engaged and enthusiastic, and staff feel renewed by such a fun, creative approach to teaching.

'In our recent Ofsted visit it was recognised  that our curriculum was coherently planned and well sequenced. Pathways to Write has been fantastic – it has been the cornerstone of our curriculum planning. The texts have been engaging , the children love and respond well to them. The planning materials have supported staff in the teaching and delivery of mastery skills. The impact upon children’s attitudes towards writing and success has been phenomenal.

I cannot recommend enough Pathways to Write and the superb team at the Literacy Company.'

Head Teacher - St Basil's Catholic Primary School

Pathways to Write
2020-03-20T13:50:42+00:00

Head Teacher - St Basil's Catholic Primary School

'In our recent Ofsted visit it was recognised  that our curriculum was coherently planned and well sequenced. Pathways to Write has been fantastic – it has been the cornerstone of our curriculum planning. The texts have been engaging , the children love and respond well to them. The planning materials have supported staff in the teaching and delivery of mastery skills. The impact upon children’s attitudes towards writing and success has been phenomenal. I cannot recommend enough Pathways to Write and the superb team at the Literacy Company.'

‘Pathways to Write has transformed the way in which we teach English. Our children are more engaged, are writing more, reading more and love learning. It has also helped to ensure our English curriculum is progressive and takes on a mastery approach to developing writing, and we are seeing a real difference already.’

 Deputy Headteacher, St Catherine’s RC Primary School, November 2019
Pathways to Write
2019-12-12T10:46:06+00:00
 Deputy Headteacher, St Catherine’s RC Primary School, November 2019
‘Pathways to Write has transformed the way in which we teach English. Our children are more engaged, are writing more, reading more and love learning. It has also helped to ensure our English curriculum is progressive and takes on a mastery approach to developing writing, and we are seeing a real difference already.’

The Literacy Company – Catch-Up Units

‘Wow!! The Literacy Company have worked their magic again to develop a set of amazing Writing ‘catch up’ units. The units use high quality tests such as Of thee I sing: a letter to my daughters - all linked to Black Lives matter and they pick up on some of the key learning elements that need revision from the previous year. Teachers at Kelsall enjoy the structure of the units and have developed their own creative responses to them. I am so pleased to work in partnership with the Literacy Company. Their units of work are always of a high quality and help to support teacher workload. Thank you to an amazing team.’


Head teacher, Kelsall Primary School

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2020-09-18T10:05:31+01:00

Head teacher, Kelsall Primary School

‘Wow!! The Literacy Company have worked their magic again to develop a set of amazing Writing ‘catch up’ units. The units use high quality tests such as Of thee I sing: a letter to my daughters - all linked to Black Lives matter and they pick up on some of the key learning elements that need revision from the previous year. Teachers at Kelsall enjoy the structure of the units and have developed their own creative responses to them. I am so pleased to work in partnership with the Literacy Company. Their units of work are always of a high quality and help to support teacher workload. Thank you to an amazing team.’

'We have adopted the Mastery in Writing, Pathways to Write approach, and the results have been phenomenal. The response from staff, children and inspectors has been overwhelmingly positive; a recent pupil survey showed that children's attitudes to writing have improved greatly. Children adore using the recommended quality texts as a stimulus and the quantity and quality of writing in books has improved significantly. I could not recommend the Literacy Company highly enough.’

 

Literacy Leader, Dubai English Speaking School

Pathways to Write
2020-03-20T13:43:48+00:00

Literacy Leader, Dubai English Speaking School

'We have adopted the Mastery in Writing, Pathways to Write approach, and the results have been phenomenal. The response from staff, children and inspectors has been overwhelmingly positive; a recent pupil survey showed that children's attitudes to writing have improved greatly. Children adore using the recommended quality texts as a stimulus and the quantity and quality of writing in books has improved significantly. I could not recommend the Literacy Company highly enough.’  
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Additional Units

Catch-up Programme

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have devised a catch-up programme for pupils in Y1-Y6 for delivery in September 2020. Find out more here.

Themed units

Seven units on theme of 'Refugees', linked to the development of SMSC in school

Seven units on the theme of 'Protecting our Planet', with links to the wider curriculum

Whole school set (EYFS - Year 6): £250 (+ VAT)

Units also sold individually: £40 (+VAT)

Poetry

Linked to the themes from our Pathways to Write units, each one week unit give pupils the opportunity to explore and write poetry. Can we taught alongside the units or as stand alone units for non-Pathways to Write schools.

Explore the units here...

Set of seven units (EYFS - Year 6): £100 (+VAT)

Units also sold individually: £15 (+VAT)