Pathways to Write

The Literacy Company is a passionate team of consultants who work together with schools to enhance the English curriculum and improve standards.

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.

 

Key elements of Pathways to Write:

  • Six detailed units of work for each year group from EYFS to Year 6
  • Fully resourced sessions inspired by engaging texts
  • Progressive development vocabulary, reading and writing skills through the mastery approach
  • Links creatively to the wider curriculum
  • Challenges greater depth writers

Pathways to Write

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

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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.

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.’

Pathways to Write

'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.’  

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!
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Pathways to Write

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.

Within each unit, there are new age-related skills for children to work on and master through a variety of activities and writing opportunities. By limiting the number of skills the units contain, children can really hone their writing techniques, providing an excellent, focussed assessment opportunities for teachers.

At regular intervals, there are suggestions for extending greater depth writers within the context of the lesson. These are simple, manageable and effective with little additional planning required.

Mixed age planning available

We have developed the Pathways to Write package for schools with mixed age groups in KS1 or KS2. This uses all of our Pathways texts on a rolling 2 year programme for Y1/2, Y3/4 and Y5/6 as well as an option for Y4/5 if required. 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.

Additional Units

Catch-up Programme

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have devised a catch-up programme for pupils in Y1-Y6 with a focus on basic skills. 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 be 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)

 

To purchase or for further information on Pathways to Write, please contact our Business Support, Nicole: admin@theliteracycompany.co.uk.

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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!

Pathways to Write

The ‘Pathways to Write’ planning has provided us with a strong focus on the progression of skills within our writing....

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

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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.
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