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Primary EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Writing & Literacy Schemes of Work 

This page lists both prescription schemes for writing as well as general approaches to teaching writing at primary level. We also list schemes of work for other parts of the English Curriculum, including reading, spelling, comprehension and grammar. We also have a page for separate primary writing assessment tools

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Ready Steady Write

Ready Steady Write

Literacy Counts

Ready Steady Write (new and improved Read to Write) is comprehensive and evidence-based. It provides a sequenced, ambitious curriculum, that places quality literature at its core. Our units have been carefully mapped out to match the entire statutory curriculum for writing. 


Ready Steady Write enables high-quality teaching through evidence-based approaches and places engaging, vocabulary-rich children’s literature at its core. Ready Steady Write is an online membership with everything a teacher and leader needs to a deliver dynamic and effective writing curriculum, available at the click of a button.

For Years Reception - 6

Features


For Teachers:

  • Over 1650 IWB slides with soundscapes and interactive features, daily lesson plans & Daily Sentence Accuracy included

  • Full colour image galleries

  • More Incidental Writes and accompanying word banks

  • Completed teacher plans and all spelling words linked to units…and much more


For Leaders:

  • Steps to Successful Implementation guidance with Ready Steady Write Non-Negotiables

  • Glossary of Terms, Mixed Age Planning Support, Assessment Support

  • Children’s Book Audits and Monitoring and Evaluation Cycle

  • Editable Policy…and much more


Staff Training & Support

We provide a wealth of consultancy support to ensure the impact of this resource is maximised. This incorporates support for online resources, phone conferences, webinars and inset days.

In-school support is available for book looks against national standards, work scrutiny, environmental audits, leadership support and helping schools establish systems for monitoring and evaluation. 


Cost

Ready Steady Write is a whole school membership to an entire writing curriculum. Contact hello@literacycounts.co.uk for a bespoke quote for your school.


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Literary Curriculum

Literary Curriculum

The Literacy Tree

Created in 2012, the award-winning Literacy Tree is used by over 50,000 teachers across the UK and schools worldwide to ‘Teach Through a Text’. It is a complete book-based approach to the teaching of primary English that can be used as a complete Scheme of Work or can be adapted by schools to fit with their existing curriculum provision. With over 400 book-based resources including Writing Roots for writing, Literary Leaves for reading, and Spelling Seeds to support spelling and vocabulary acquisition, this comprehensive resource supports schools with creating a community where children develop into critical readers and informed writers. 


Literacy Tree won in the English category of the Teach Primary Awards in 2019 and 2020 and was the winner overall in 2022. It won the BETT award for Teaching and Learning in 2022.

For Years EYFS - 7

Features

  • Written by teachers, for teachers, Literacy Tree has complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The plans for writing (Writing Roots) guide teachers through using a text starting with discovery points that lead to purposeful writing opportunities with a range of genres. The Literary Leaves teach Reading Comprehension and are written for Y2-Y6.

  • Deliberately designed 'Teach Through a Text' pedagogy for planning – designed to immerse, engage but also cover objectives.

  • Anyone can access whole-school curriculum maps which schools can use to adopt or adapt ( see our ‘How it Works’ page). Other features for members include an interactive assessment tool and a writing sharing platform. An APP is being launched in September 2023 to support assessment and further share work samples as well as annotate plans.

  • All members have access to the hundreds of work samples that appear on the site. 

  • Curriculum maps, progression and coverage documents and overviews are included.

  • All plans are written with a consistent and cohesive approach that is used across a school from Reception to Y6 transition.

  • Resources included for Writing, Reading Comprehension and Spelling all link together under literary themes to support deepening knowledge around quality texts.

  • English Subject knowledge for teachers is embedded within resources. Examples of modelled writing and questioning as well as how to use grammar is detailed at the point of application.


Staff Training & Support

Our INSET and consultancy supports teachers to adopt and adapt the Teach Through a Text approach and embed the Literary Tree at their schools. Get in touch at info@literacytree.com to find out about how we can support you to develop a book-based curriculum. Our online programme of training can be booked here.


School members have access to a free termly subject leader meeting and free half-termly planning surgeries with a consultant as part of their membership.


Cost

Become an individual member for £3.99 a month to receive a token to use for any resource. The whole school membership is dependent on school size. A one form entry school (up to 10 users) is £595 plus vat for access to everything. Schools smaller than this can contact us directly for a discount.


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Pathways to Write

Pathways to Write

The Literacy Company

Pathways to Write is an award winning* proven methodology designed to equip pupils with key skills to move them through the writing process towards their final outcome. Each unit focuses on a finite number of skills that are built upon progressively and repeated throughout the year. This allows pupils to build confidence so that each skill can be mastered. To support this approach, clear, detailed, lesson plans and classroom resources to support teacher workload and subject knowledge, are linked to high-quality texts to ensure engaging and purposeful English 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.


Please click here for a sample pack.

For Years EYFS – Y7

Features

Our Primary School package of support includes units of work from EYFS to Y6 (option to purchase mixed age planning is available) covering a range of areas in the national curriculum including:

  • Many opportunities for writing in each unit with exemplified shared writing

  • Mastery of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation skills

  • Writing a range of genres across a year and using a wider range of reading comprehension strategies as a whole class

  • Spoken language activities including drama and presentations

  • Greater depth writing opportunities planned and guidance for pupils working below


Key Document Pack includes:

  • Year group overview grids and PowerPoints for each unit, Y1-Y6 to support the delivery of the planning

  • Tracking document to support pupils working below

  • Feature keys and progression

  • Spoken language and reading tracking

  • Opportunities for the application of grammar and punctuation

  • Wider curriculum map, writing assessment grids and an introductory training video


Staff Training & Support

The Literacy Company offer a range of training and support delivered face to face, online or via downloadable training modules. Please click here to download our latest brochure with full details and prices of all our in-school support and training.


We now have a range of Pathways Literacy programmes supporting reading, intervention, home learning, poetry and new for summer 2021


Cost

Pathways to Write prices start at £275 +VAT for a full year’s planning (6 units) for a single year group, to £1725 +VAT for the whole school programme. The supporting texts are available at a special discounted price from Madeleine Lindley Ltd, visit our page on their website here


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Focus English

Focus English

Focus Education

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Years 1 - 6

FREE 14 day trial with Pango - the home of primary schemes of work


The curriculum is based on the use of high-quality texts which provide the driver for the unit. Across each year group, texts from classic to current authors have been selected to ensure that pupils experience a wide and rich reading curriculum to promote a life-long love of reading. Similarly, a range of poetry is fully integrated [read more].


Teacher of Primary English

Teacher of Primary English

Teacher of Primary

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Years EYFS - 6

FREE 14 day trial with Pango - the home of primary schemes of work


At Teacher-of-Primary we know that teaching isn't easy. That's why we’ve created a website crammed with fantastic teaching resources - to help teachers deliver engaging lessons and to reduce the burden of planning [read more].


The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Jane Considine Education

Years 1 - 6

One-off Purchase


The Write Stuff Edition 2, created by Jane Considine, is a system that will sharpen the teaching and learning of writing within your classroom. This best-selling book outlines a clear and systematic approach to the teaching of writing, providing a step-by-step framework to convert struggling writers into successful writers [read more].


Cambridge Grammar and Writing Skills

Cambridge Grammar and Writing Skills

Cambridge University Press

Years 1 - 6 +

One-off Purchase


Develop your learners' skills in creative writing and writing for a purpose [read more].


Bite Into Writing

Bite Into Writing

National Foundation for Educational Research

Years 6

One-off Purchase


We believe that quality writing stems from the use of quality texts which help pupils develop the skills of ‘reading as a writer’, and inspire them to write for a range of purposes and audiences.


BookWrites

BookWrites

Devon Education Services

Years 1 - 6

Subscription


Designed to practice and consolidate learning, fire imaginations and introduce new techniques, the sequences incorporate a range of stimulating, hands-on activities to develop reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar skills.


CGP+ English

CGP+ English

CGP

Years 3 - 6

Subscription


Incredible online teaching resources, plus CGP Books extras just for members.


Children as Writers

Children as Writers

Headstart Primary

Years 1 - 6

One-off Purchase


This series is designed to support children’s writing by guiding them through word, phrase and sentence work. The end result will be something more complete: like building a house.


English Units of Work

English Units of Work

Teaching From Text

Years 3 - 6

One-off Purchase


Our teacher-created resources are written with teachers' time in mind. Each scheme of work contains detailed English lesson plans, whiteboard resources, differentiated activities for the children, Working Wall resources, word mats to support high quality vocabulary and language development, hand drawn images and bespoke educational videos.


Focus English: At the Heart of the Curriculum

Focus English: At the Heart of the Curriculum

Focus Education

Years 1 -6

Subscription


Focus English is a literature-based English curriculum from Focus Education. Its aim is to support teachers and leaders with planning to guarantee there is continuity and progression in the teaching of English and to support pupils in mastering and deepening learning.


Hamilton Brookes English

Hamilton Brookes English

Hamilton Brookes

Years EYFS - 6

Annual Subscription


Hamilton’s flexible English blocks offer fully-integrated plans and resources for Reception to Year 6. Our themed blocks centre around quality key texts and a corresponding genre. The units within each block complement each other and build progressively towards an extended piece of writing.


I am a Clever Writer

I am a Clever Writer

I am a Clever Writer

Years 1 - 6

One-off Purchase


In a packed, usually topic-based curriculum, the skill of teaching writing has been lost.  A child will not just ‘become’ a writer.  However, all children have the potential to be empowered, confident independent writers who can write in grammatically correct sentences.


Lion Learning Pathways Writing

Lion Learning Pathways Writing

Lion Academy Trust

Years 1 - 6

Subscription


At Lion, a language-rich English curriculum is at the heart of all our learning and is the key to every subject we teach.


Literacy Shed +

Literacy Shed +

Education Shed

Years EYFS - 6

Subscription


Fully resourced unit plans based on Literacy Shed films, Non-Fiction reading revision resources, ‘VIPERS’ reading resources, Classic Text VIPERS comprehensions, Novel study guides for teachers and student task booklets, Resources to aid the scaffolding of writing through DADWAVERS.


Pobble

Pobble

Pobble Education

Years R - 6

Subscription


Engage and motivate your class with a free, ready-made writing activity every day, or unlock 365 days of inspiration with a Pobble subscription.


Power English: Writing

Power English: Writing

Pearson

Years 3 - 6

Subscription


The creative writing approach to help your children grow as writers, write for pleasure and meet age-related expectations. Power English: Writing is a new, dynamic KS2 writing approach, which is genre-focused and encourages children to develop writing using their own interests and ideas.


Read in to Writing

Read in to Writing

Rising Stars

Years Reception - 6

One-off Purchase


Achieve greater depth in reading and writing with a new whole-book teaching series for Reception to Year 6.


Read to Write Foundations

Read to Write Foundations

Literacy Counts

Years EYFS

One-off Purchase


Read to Write Foundations provides a clear teaching sequence for writing through evidence-based approaches. These comprehensive termly units have been constructed against the reformed Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and Development Matters 2021 (as currently used by Early Adopter Schools).


Real Writing

Real Writing

Plazoom

Years 3 - 6

Subscription


Real Writing is a complete writing curriculum for years 1-6, that puts the highest quality model texts at the heart of great literacy teaching.


The Primary Knowledge Curriculum: English

The Primary Knowledge Curriculum: English

The Primary Knowledge Curriculum

Years 1 - 6

Annual Subscription


Our knowledge-rich English curriculum empowers children to utilise a rich-reading vocabulary and to apply background knowledge to enhance their writing. Through promoting a love of reading and writing, our children leave with the knowledge and skills needed to express themselves effectively.


Twinkl PlanIt Writing

Twinkl PlanIt Writing

Twinkl

Years 1 - 6

Subscription


Excite and engage children with our award-winning scheme of work. Our fully progressive units provide solid building blocks to develop knowledge, skills and concepts. Featuring a wide range of activities created by subject specialists, PlanIt is easy to adapt and well researched so you can teach with confidence.


Wordsmith

Wordsmith

Pearson

Years 1 - 6

One-off Purchase


Wordsmith is a fully-integrated programme for reading comprehension, speaking and listening, grammar and writing, designed to ensure progress for every child. Wordsmith provides you with a consistent approach to teaching with detailed planning to help you improve results in English.


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