- 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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Penapls for Handwriting Year 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. The Year 2 Penpals for Handwriting Interactive activities continue to use letters within words. However, the focus is on the four families of joins (e.g. 'diagonal to ascender', 'diagonal, no ascender', 'horizontal to ascender' and 'horizontal, no ascender'). The Year 2 Penpals for Handwriting Interactive activities support direct teaching to the whole class via interactive whiteboard. This product is sold on a perpetual site and network licence.
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.
Video clips give guidance on correct posture and pencil grip for right- and left-handed pupils.
- 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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