- Author(s):Gill Budgell, Kate Ruttle
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Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds.
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Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3-11 year olds. Penpals for Handwriting Foundation 1: Interactive uses activities which support direct teaching of the unit focus to the whole class using an interactive whiteboard.Each screen is divided into Penpals gym (gross and fine motor skill warm up videos) Teach (animated pattern formation for perfect modelling) and Practice (sky writing and tracing patterns to help children with pencil flow)Each year includes: Gross and fine motor skill warm up clips to get children physically prepared for writing Pattern, letter formation and joins animated for perfect modelling. You can also pause animation if required. Kinaesthetic practice with sky writing and tracing patterns to help children with pencil flow A gallery featuring samples of children’s mark-making and handwriting for discussion with your class. The Foundation 1 Interactive introduces patterns and mark-making in the classroom and supports modelling and interactive learning for the whole class. It includes exciting lesson warm-ups and physical activities to develop and refine gross and fine motor skills, along with plenty of free-flow and scaffolded mark-making practice on the interactive whiteboard. Penpals Foundation 1 Interactive supports Early Learning Goals for Communication and Language Development; Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Writing; and Expressive Arts and Design. This product is sold on a perpetual site and network license.
Video clips with voiceovers for developing gross and fine motor skills.
Whole-class teaching approach using an interactive whiteboard.
Plenty of exciting speaking and listening opportunities.
Supports Early Learning Goals for Communication and Language Development, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Writing and Expressive Arts and Design.
Animated sky-writing patterns for practising letters and joining patterns in the air.
- Developing gross motor skills 1 Whole-body responses to the language of movement 2 Large movements with equipment 3 Large movements with malleable materials 4 Body responses to music Developing fine motor skills 5 Hand and finger play 6 Making and modelling 7 Messy play 8 Links to art 9 Using one-handed tools and equipment 10 Hand responses to music Developing patterns 11 Pattern-making 12 Investigating dots 13 Investigating straight lines and crosses 14 Investigating circles 15 Investigating curves, loops and waves 16 Investigating joined straight lines and angled patterns 17 Investigating eights and spirals
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