'We Journey With Jesus Beside Us'


"Don't forget - no-one else sees the world like you do, so no-one else can tell the stories that you have to tell."

Charles de Lint


Children in Years 1 to 6 follow the Pathways to Write scheme.

Pathways to Write is designed to equip pupils with key skills to move them through the writing process towards their final outcome. It is built around units of work that follow a mastery approach to the teaching of writing. To support this approach, clear detailed lesson plans and resources are linked to a high-quality text. Pathways to 
Write ensures 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.
Each unit covers a range of areas in the national curriculum:

? Mastery of vocabulary, grammar and punctuation skills
? Writing a range of genres across a year
? Vocabulary development
? Using a wider range of reading comprehension strategies as a whole class
? Spoken language activities including drama and presentations
? Opportunities for practising previously taught genres
? An extended, independent piece of writing
This process follows three stages:
The Gateway (1-2 lessons)
? Begin at the Gateway with a ‘hook’ session to intrigue and enthuse young writers
? Use objects, people, images or role-play to stimulate questions about the chosen text
? Give pupils the opportunity to predict the text
? Establish the purpose and audience of the writing
? Revisit previous mastery skills and ongoing skills
The Pathway (10 lessons)
? Introduce pupils to three new writing skills from their year group curriculum
? Provide opportunities to practise and apply the skill they have learnt through short and extended writing tasks including character descriptions, poetry, dialogue between characters, fact files or diary entries in role
? Provide opportunities to re-cap and apply previously taught skills
? Challenge greater depth writers through a wider range of tasks e.g. changes to form, viewpoint and audience
Writeaway (4 lessons)
? Section and sequence texts independently or collaboratively
? Create extended pieces of writing over time
? Opportunity to apply mastery skills
? Time for planning, writing, checking, editing, redrafting and publishing
? A fiction or non-fiction outcome will be written (covering a wide range of genres and themes over the year)



Children Looking at Penguins
Diocese of Salford
UNICEF Right Respecting School
Healthy Schools Manchester 2023-2024
Schools Games Gold 2023-2024


St Dunstan's RC Primary School

Bacup Street
M40 9HF

Head Teacher- Mrs Eccles
Enquiries - Mrs N. Dooner
Senco - Mrs G. Baker

T: 0161 681 5665

E: [email protected]

Student Login