Haworth Primary School and Nursery

Part of Bronte Academy Trust


Throughout school (from EYFS through to Year 6), we use Pathways to Write, which is a mastery approach that has been developed by The Literacy Company. 

We have made the programme bespoke to Haworth Primary School; carefully selecting high-quality books/texts that are individual to our school in each year group. These form the basis of our writing curriculum and focus on the units of learning that children study in other subjects, ensuring that they are revisited away from that unit of learning to support retention and recall of this knowledge. 

This programme gives each year group a clear set of objectives to cover throughout the year and ensures that these objectives/skills are fully embedded. Skills are built up through repetition within the units, and children apply these skills in the varied writing tasks provided. 

Many opportunities for widening children’s vocabulary are given through the Pathways to Write approach and this builds on the extensive work we do in school to provide our children with a rich and varied vocabulary.  

You will find the end of year expectations for writing, reading and spoken language for each of our year groups in the attached documents. 

We also have a bespoke spelling curriculum designed for our school, focussing on the word lists for each year group along with spelling patterns.

To ensure handwriting remains a focus throughout school, we use the letter-join handwriting scheme.