- 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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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. In Year 2, the four types of letter join are introduced ('diagonal to ascender', 'diagonal, no ascender', 'horizontal to ascender' and 'horizontal, no ascender').
Ideal for use in smaller groups.
Augments the interactive resource.
Provides plenty of opportunity to perfect letter formation through repetition.
- Term 1 1 Practising diagonal join to ascender: th and ch 2 Practising diagonal join, no ascender: ai, ay 3 Practising diagonal join, no ascender: ir, er 4 Practising horizontal join to ascender: wh, oh 5 Practising horizontal join, no ascender: ow, ou 6 Introducing diagonal join to e: ie, ue 7 Introducing horizontal join to e: oe, ve 8 Introducing ee 9 Practising diagonal join to e: le 10 Writing numbers 1–100 Term 2 11 Introducing diagonal join to anticlockwise letters: ea 12 Practising diagonal join to anticlockwise letters: ig(h) 13 Practising diagonal join to anticlockwise letters: ng, dg 14 Introducing horizontal join to anticlockwise letters: oo, oa 15 Practising horizontal join to anticlockwise letters: wa, wo 16 Introducing mixed joins for three letters: air, ear 17 Practising mixed joins for three letters: oor, our 18 Practising mixed joins for three letters: ing 19 Size and spacing, break letters: j, g, x, y, z, b, f, p, q, r, s 20 End of term check Term 3 21 Building on diagonal join to ascender: th, ch, to, ck, al, el, at, il, ill 22 Building on diagonal join, no ascender: ai, ay, to, ui, ey, aw, ur, er, ar 23 Building on horizontal join to ascender: wh, oh, to, ok, ot, ob, ol 24 Building on horizontal join, no ascender: ow, ou, to, oi, oy, or, on, op 25 Building on diagonal join to anticlockwise letters: ea, ig, ng, dg, to, ed, es, eg, ic, ad, as, dd, ag 26 Building on horizontal join to anticlockwise letters: oo, oa, to, oc, og, od, os, ws, va, vo 27 Building on joins to s: as, es, os, ws, to, ns, ds, is, ts, os 28 Practising joining –ed and –ing 29 Assessment 30 Capitals
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