Pathways to Write Welsh units follow a proven methodology designed to equip pupils with key skills from Curriculum for Wales to move them through the writing process towards a final written outcome. To support this approach, clear detailed lesson plans and resources are linked to a high-quality text. Pathways to Write ensures engaging and purposeful literacy lessons. The units can be used thematically to encourage a whole school approach to writing with the opportunity for topics to link across all year groups and progression steps.

Each unit is centred around a picture book. Many of the texts chosen have a Welsh language version or additional recommended Welsh language texts. The units of work explore a thematic approach to teaching literacy and although they mainly focus on the ‘Languages, Literacy and Communication’ AoLE, they do have suggested links to the other five AoLEs. Comprising 15 sessions, the units allow for a flexible teaching approach designed to meet the interests and needs of your pupils; you may wish to spend longer on developing some of the writing opportunities. Clear skill progression has been developed within each progression step, ensuring teachers are able to develop competent writers.

Each unit covers a range of areas:

  • Mastery of speaking and listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills
  • Writing in a range of purposeful genres – both fiction and non-fiction
  • Opportunities for practising writing of previously taught genres
  • An extended, independent piece of writing
  • Suggestions for independent learning
  • Links

The units and texts link with a range of themes:

  • Environmental issues in Wales
  • A diverse society
  • Celebrating Black lives

This package includes a key document pack containing the following:

  • Feature Keys Progression
  • Languages overview for Welsh schools
  • Methodology
  • Overview for Progression Steps 1,2 and 3
  • Writing overview for Welsh schools

Plus 9 units, 3 for each progression step as follows:

Celebrating Black Lives

Progression Step 1 – We’re Going to Find the Monster

Progression Step 2 – Look Up

Progression Step 3 – Wondrous Women


Progression Step 1  – Clem and Crab

Progression Step 2 – Clean Up

Progression Step 3 – Alba


Progression Step 1  – Something Else

Progression Step 2 – Beegu

Progression Step 3 – Malala’s Magic Pencil

To find out more about each unit or purchase an individual unit, please click the links above.

The supporting texts for the units of work can be purchased at Peters Ltd at 30% off the RRP price of the books*:
Please contact Oonagh Towse 07815 557646
Or, place your order online using discount code ‘LITCO30’ Click here for details
*You will receive 30% discount off the RRP on the vast majority of books ordered for the Pathways to Read and Pathways to Write programmes. Items excluded from this offer: book packs, plus short discount items (a small number of academic titles, big books, and audio titles). This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion.