Teachers select quality, inspiring texts from pre-approved lists. These lists are supported by organisations such as the CLPE and Literacy Shed.
In each year, the following units are taught: 3 novels (including one traditional story or tale), 3 poetry units, and 3 visual literacy units (based on video, picture books or graphic novels).
From this, teachers:
Furthermore, teachers use a whole school non-fiction progression framework to ensure that non-fiction writing builds throughout all year groups. In many cases, teachers use learning from foundation subjects, science and religious education to stimulate ideas for non-fiction writing, or follow on from their reading journey. Each year group teaches 6 genres of non-fiction writing: Discussion, Persuasive, Instruction, Explanation, Information and Recount.