- Author(s):Gill Budgell, Kate Ruttle
- Available from: December 2015
Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds.
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The Practice Books provide specific handwriting focused practice – either introducing or practising letters, joins or key concepts such as size and proportion. They are designed to support independent practice in the classroom, following a whole-class teaching session. Each page corresponds to the units within the Teacher’s Books and includes opportunities for: Finger and pencil tracing, writing letters or joins; Writing phrases or sentences; Pattern practice; Self-assessment check. Having learnt individual letters previously, children are introduced to letters within words for the first time in Year 1.
Ideal for use in smaller groups.
Augments the interactive resource.
Provides plenty of opportunity to perfect letter formation through repetition.
- Term 1 1 Practising long-legged giraffe letters 2 Writing words with ll 3 Introducing capitals for long-legged giraffe letters 4 Practising one-armed robot letters 5 Practising long-legged giraffe letters and one-armed robot letters 6 Introducing capitals for one-armed robot letters 7 Practising curly caterpillar letters 8 Writing words with double ff 9 Writing words with double ss 10 Introducing capitals for curly caterpillar letters Term 2 11 Practising long-legged giraffe letters, one-armed robot letters and curly caterpillar letters 12 Practising zig-zag monster letters 13 Writing words with double zz 14 Mixing all letter families 15 Practising all capital letters 16 Practising all numbers 0–9 17 Writing words with ck and qu 18 Practising long vowels: ee, oa, oo 19 Practising long vowels: ee, oa, oo 20 Assessment Term 3 21 Numbers 10–20: spacing 22 Practising ch unjoined 23 Introducing diagonal join to ascender: ch 24 Practising ai unjoined 25 Introducing diagonal join, no ascender: ai 26 Practising wh unjoined 27 Introducing horizontal join to ascender: wh 28 Practising ow unjoined 29 Introducing horizontal join, no ascender: ow 30 Assessment
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