We follow a Mastery approach to Writing and Reading through the programmes ‘Pathways to Write’ and 'Pathways to Read'. Units of work are delivered using high quality texts and children in all year groups are given varied opportunities for developing their writing and reading skills. Many opportunities for widening children’s vocabulary are given through the Pathways approach and this builds on the extensive work we do in school to provide our children with a rich and varied vocabulary.  
As a school, we believe that there are many different types of texts that children should have access to in order to successfully navigate reading with confidence beyond their phonic understanding. These books are complex beyond a lexical level and demand more from the reader/listener than other types of books. We also believe in order to instil a love of reading in pupils, staff should have the opportunity to share some of their favourite childhood books with them. Once pupils become familiar with these more complex texts, we hope to see them using ideas from them in their own writing