Primary EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Writing & Literacy Schemes of Work
Hamilton Trust English
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. Start with the core unit and then chose from the other SPaG, comprehension and composition units to build a block of work tailored specifically for your class.
Each unit provides everything you need to deliver outstanding lessons: detailed, day-by-day plans, printable resources, and, where appropriate, PowerPoints and Group Readers (phonologically decodable texts exclusive to Hamilton Trust).
Early Years through to Year 6
Flexible blocks for all years from Reception to Year 6.
Each block contains units focusing on Comprehension, SPaG and Composition.
Our flexible blocks can be easily adapted to suit your class – teach the core unit then choose from four or five other units or teach them all!
Units contain a planning document with a set of resources including text extracts, posters for display and worksheets.
SPaG units provide integrated teaching and learning activities and a teaching PowerPoint where appropriate.
“The English blocks have been full of interesting interactive resources too. My Year 3/4 have loved the use of Harry Potter and Mario to inspire their writing.” Anja, Y3/4 teacher
“Your quality plans and resources have provided invaluable inspiration” Kirsten, Primary school teacher
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The Literacy Tree
Created in 2012, the award-winning Literary Curriculum from the Literacy Tree is used by 25,000 teachers and home educators across the UK and schools worldwide to ‘Teach through a Text’. It is a complete book-based approach to the teaching of primary English. With over 200 book-based resources including planning sequences 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.
The Literary Curriculum won in the English category of the Teach Primary Awards in 2019 and 2020.
EYFS - Y7
The Literary Curriculum has complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The planning sequences guide teachers through using a text starting with engaging starting points that lead to purposeful writing opportunities with a range of genres. The Literary Leaves teach Reading Comprehension and are written for Y2-Y6.
Anyone can access a whole-school thematic map which schools can use to adopt or adapt (‘How it Works’ page - https://literarycurriculum.co.uk/how-it-works/). Other features for members include an interactive assessment tool and a writing sharing platform.
Our INSET and consultancy supports teachers to adopt and adapt the Teach Through a Text approach and embed the Literary Curriculum at their schools. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about how we can support you to develop a book-based curriculum. Our online programme of training can be booked here.
There are 12 flagship schools who like to show off the impact the Literary Curriculum has had in their schools. Look at the case studies page to read the many journeys that have been shared.
“The approach adopted by the Literary Curriculum has ignited a passion for writing across our community, transformed our English provision and raised the standards of writing in all key stages. We cannot thank you enough!”
Erika Eisele, Headteacher, Dalmain Primary, Lewisham
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.
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.
EYFS – Y7
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
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
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
Introductory training video
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.
Launched in 2018, Pathways to Write is now established in over 250 schools nationwide. In 2020, Pathways to Write won the ERA award for Best Primary Resource non-ICT.
‘A high quality, whole school programme for the teaching of writing, using well-chosen and inspiring texts as a starting point to inspire pupils' own love of writing. The mastery approach adopted is ambitious, challenging young writers at every level, and likely to result in excellent progress for all.’
Judge’s comments – ERA 2020 awards
We now have a range of Pathways Literacy programmes supporting reading, intervention, home learning, poetry and new for summer 2021 Pathways to Spelling. Please visit our website for more details: Pathways Literacy
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
Read to Write
Read to Write is a fully sequenced, coherent and ambitious curriculum for the implementation of writing. It enables high-quality teaching through evidence-based approaches and places engaging, vocabulary-rich children’s literature at its core. These 90+ page units have been carefully mapped out so the entire statutory curriculum for writing is covered for each primary school year group. Many units have strong thematic links to the Science, History and Geography curriculum too.
Reception through to Year 6
They provide a wealth of authentic writing opportunities across a year and are being implemented with great success because they include:
Clear Sequential Episodes of Learning
Example Texts (greater depth WAGOLL)
Learning Objectives that link to the teaching sequence (Immerse, Analyse, Plan Write)
Contextualised Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation
Writer’s Knowledge Linked to National Standards
Sentence Accuracy Work Linked to National Standards
Progressions Documents with Year Group Expectations
Reflecting on Unit Outcomes: Planning for Next Steps
Example Planning Format
Wider Reading for the Wider Curriculum
Explicit Links to the National Curriculum
They also enable schools to draw upon the wider curriculum, which supports schools to build rich curriculums.
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
With over 160 schools that engage with Read to Write in a little over a year and a half, this school improvement tool is gathering great momentum from within and outside the United Kingdom. Schools consistently report success in improving outcomes for children against national standards. Case studies can be found here. Read to Write is research informed explicit teaching of writing. The research influences can be found here.
The cost of this resource is £60 for each comprehensive 90-page document that provides a half term planning framework for schools. There are six units per year group which equates to £360 for the full writing curriculum per year group. Download free samples here. Download additional supporting materials here and discounted books are available from Madeline Lindle here.