- 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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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. The opportunity to practise handwriting is particularly important in helping Year 5 children develop speed and fluency in their writing. At this stage, children are also introduced to a sloped style of writing.
Ideal for use in smaller groups.
Augments the interactive resource.
Provides plenty of opportunity to perfect letter formation through repetition.
- Term 1 1 Introducing sloped writing in letter families 2 Practising sloped writing: diagonal join to ascender 3 Practising sloped writing: diagonal join, no ascender 4 Practising sloped writing: diagonal join to an anticlockwise letter 5 Practising sloped writing: horizontal join to ascender 6 Practising sloped writing: horizontal join, no ascender 7 Practising sloped writing: horizontal join to an anticlockwise letter 8 Practising sloped writing: joining from r 9 Practising sloped writing: joining from s 10 Assessment Term 2 11 Practising sloped writing: proportion – joining from f to ascender 12 Practising sloped writing: size – joining from f, no ascender 13 Practising sloped writing: different styles for different purposes 14 Practising sloped writing: size, proportion and spacing ff 15 Practising sloped writing: size, proportion and spacing rr 16 Practising sloped writing: size, proportion and spacing ss 17 Practising sloped writing: building speed qu 18 Different styles for different purposes 19 Different styles for different purposes 20 Assessment: making choices in handwriting Term 3 21 Sloped writing: proportion, joining p and b to ascenders 22 Handwriting for different purpose: joining from p and b 23 Practising sloped writing: parallel ascenders and descenders pp, bb 24 Practising sloped writing: all double letters 25 Practising sloped writing for speed 26 Practising sloped writing for fluency 27Personal style 28 Handwriting for different purposes: print alphabet 29 Assessment 30 Capitals
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