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A thematic, book-based approach to primary English

Welcome to The Literary Curriculum from The Literacy Tree

'Using The Literary Curriculum has transformed English across our school. Children's writing has become so much more creative, purposeful, independent and of high quality. The variety of texts available have left our children and staff enthused - couldn't recommend it more highly.'

Hannah Baker, Vice Principal, Highgate Primary Academy, Rotherham

The Literary Curriculum is a complete, thematic approach to the teaching of primary English that places children’s literature at its core.

Children explore over ninety literary texts and experience at least seventy-five unique significant authors as they move through the school.

As a whole-school approach, it provides complete coverage of all National Curriculum expectations for writing composition, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, as well as coverage of spelling, phonics and reading comprehension. All plans lead to purposeful application within a wide variety of written outcomes.

How it Works

Popular School Subscriptions

Whole School

The Whole School Subscription entitles your school to access to all Key Stage planning sequences for one year.

From £600.00 p/a Ex. VAT


R & KS1

The R & KS1 Subscription entitles your school access to the Reception & KS1 planning sequences for one year.

From £250.00 p/a Ex. VAT



The LKS2 Subscription entitles your school access to the Lower Key Stage 2 planning sequences for one year.

From £200.00 p/a Ex. VAT


Individual Packages

Individual Account

Ideal for occasional users, our Individual Account subscription entitles you to access and purchase all three-week planning sequences and training sequences and training throughout the website, on a pay-as-you-go basis.


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Individual Subscriber

Ideal for regular users, our Individual Subscriber subscription entitles you to 1 free token each month, which you can redeem for any sequence. You can also purchase any number of additional sequences, whenever you need them.

If you’re a first-time subscriber, you’ll also receive a bonus token on registration.

£6.99 p/m (Three month minimum term)

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Upcoming Training


Teaching Reading Comprehension in LKS2London

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Teach Through a Text in ReceptionLondon

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Teaching Reading Comprehension in UKS2London

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Flagship Schools

Our flagship schools have been chosen for their innovative use of our book-based approach across the curriculum. They have adopted and adapted our planning sequences to complement their own topics or use our themes. Our flagship schools enjoy sharing how they have used the sequences to support engagement and raise attainment in English with new schools looking to change their pedagogy and curriculum. If you wish to visit any of these schools, we can arrange a suitable time to visit. Alternatively, if you are interested in finding out about becoming a flagship school, do contact us on

Trusted Partner Bookshop

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Our preferred supplier is Moon Lane Education. Member schools can order copies of the texts that form the Literary Curriculum and receive a 15% discount by using our page below:

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Together with Pobble we offer your pupils an authentic purpose for their writing. On Pobble, you'll find exemplar texts by children all over the world. Better yet; you can turn your pupils into published authors themselves!

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  • The Magic Paintbrush

    KS: R & KS1, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Reception

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  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

    KS: LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2, R & KS1 / LKS2

    Year Group: Year 4

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  • A Literary Leaf for Two Weeks with the Queen

    KS: Literary Leaves, LKS2 / UKS2, Lower KS2

    Year Group: Year 3, Year 4

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  • 11 Jan

    Teaching Reading Comprehension in LKS2

    Suitable for: Years 3 & 4

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  • 17 Jan

    Teach Through a Text in Reception

    Suitable for: Reception

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  • 18 Jan

    Teaching Reading Comprehension in UKS2

    Suitable for: Years 5 & 6

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Blog & Booklists

  • Christmas Bibliotherapy: Staff Picks for 2018

    Posted On: 26/11/2018

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  • November Literature Review

    Posted On: 27/10/2018

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  • Why Purpose and Audience, Not Genre, is Key to Teaching Writing

    Posted On: 05/10/2018

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