Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds, offering clear progression through five developmental stages. It teaches children a fast and fluent handwriting style to help them achieve their potential in writing.
Penpals uses a combination of DVD-ROMS for whole-class teaching and practice books and write-in workbooks for small group and individual work. Our approach has been tried and tested in schools and is proven to drive up handwriting standards.
Five unique developmental phases provide clear progression for children aged 3 to 11.
DVD-ROMs support interactive, direct teaching to the whole class using an interactive whiteboard.
Practice books and workbook provide essential practice and reinforcement.
Links to GPS underpins essential learning.
Sky-writing and lesson warm-ups develop the fine and gross motor skills that are crucial for handwriting.
In Years 5 and 6 basic handwriting issues are revised and speed and fluency improved
Browse through the resources listed below to learn about how to use Penpals and how Penpals correlates to national (UK) curriculums. You can also download useful content like the Penpals Posture Poster for your classroom!
Latest newsAll news
18 May 2020
TOK-bite video 2: teaching the new core theme 'Knowledge and the Knower'
We take a closer look at why the IB has introduced the new theme and...
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×