We follow a Mastery approach to English through the programme Pathways to Read.

Units of work are delivered using high quality texts and children in all year groups are given varied opportunities for reading. Skills are built up through repetition within the units, and children apply these skills in the reading activities provided.   

 Each Pathways to Read unit consists of 6 whole class reading sessions following the four-part structure:

  • Predict
  • Clarify vocabulary
  • Read and Retrieve
  • Read and Explain.

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

We deliver one whole class shared reading lesson per week from years 1-6 with bespoke grouped reading for every pupil at least once a week as well as individual reading.

For pupils still needing support with phonics from years 2-6, we provide an individual reading programme that has phonically decodable texts at the heart of it.

Pathways to Read ensures engaging and purposeful reading lessons. Have a look at the range of texts children will read in each year group:

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1         
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6


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