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Penpals for Handwriting Foundation 2 Interactive
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  • ISBN:9781845655167
  • Format:DVD-ROM
  • Subject(s):Literacy
  • Author(s):Gill Budgell, Kate Ruttle
  • Available from: January 2016

Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds.

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3-11 year olds. Penpals for Handwriting Foundation 2: 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 and letter 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 word bank which provides pre-selected examples of words featuring the handwriting unit focus to enable relevant practice. Word bank words can be pulled onto the screen so children can come to the whiteboard to identify the relevant join, trace and copy it. A gallery featuring samples of children’s mark-making and handwriting for discussion with your class. This stage builds upon the gross and fine motor skills developed at Foundation 1 stage. Penpals Foundation 2 Interactive prepares children for handwriting, consolidating motor skills. Also at Foundation 2, children are introduced to the four letter families: Long-Legged Giraffe, Curly Caterpillar, One-Armed Robot and Zig-Zag Monster. This product is sold on a perpetual site and network licence.

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  • FEATURES
    • Digital resources support direct teaching to the whole class using an interactive whiteboard.

    • Lesson warm ups and physical activities develop and refine gross and fine motor skills.

    • Animations of letter formation and key joins for the perfect model.

    • Animated sky-writing patterns for practising letters and joining patterns in the air.

    • Video clips give guidance on correct posture and pencil grip for right- and left-handed pupils.

  • CONTENTS
    • Term 1 1 Dots 2 Straight lines and crosses 3 Circles 4 Waves 5 Loops and bridges 6 Joined straight lines 7 Angled patterns 8 Eights 9 Spirals 10 Left-to-right orientation 11 Mix of patterns 12 Review of patterns Term 2 1 Introducing long-legged giraffe letters: l 2 Practising long-legged giraffe letters: l, i 3 Practising long-legged giraffe letters: u, t 4 Practising long-legged giraffe letters: j, y 5 Practising all the long-legged giraffe letters: l, i, t, u, j, y 6 Introducing one-armed robot letters: r 7 Practising one-armed robot letters: b, n 8 Practising one-armed robot letters: h, m 9 Practising one-armed robot letters: k, p 10 Practising all the one-armed robot letters: r, b, n, h, m, k, p 11 Practising all the long-legged giraffe and one-armed robot letters 12 Reviewing all the long-legged giraffe and one-armed robot letters Term 3 1 Introducing curly caterpillar letters: c 2 Practising curly caterpillar letters: a, d 3 Practising curly caterpillar letters: o, s 4 Practising curly caterpillar letters: g, q 5 Practising curly caterpillar letters: e, f 6 Practising all the curly caterpillar letters: c, a, d, o, s, g, q, e, f 7 Practising all the curly caterpillar, long-legged giraffe and one-armed robot letters 8 Introducing zig-zag monster letters: z 9 Practising zig-zag monster letters: v, w, x 10 Practising all the zig-zag monster letters: z, v, w, x 11 Practising all the curly caterpillar and zig-zag monster letters 12 Reviewing all the curly caterpillar and zig-zag monster letters

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