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Penpals for Handwriting Year 6 Interactive
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  • ISBN:9781845655563
  • Format:DVD-ROM
  • Subject(s):Literacy
  • 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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  • DESCRIPTION

    Penapls for Handwriting Year 6: 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 focus in Year 6 remains developing speed and fluency of writing. This product is sold on a perpetual site and network licence.

  • Contents
  • FEATURES
    • 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

  • CONTENTS
    • Term 1 1 Style for speed: joining from t 2 Style for speed: joining from g 3 Style for speed: joining from j and y 4 Style for speed: looping from f 5 Style for speed: different joins to s 6 Style for speed: looping from b 7 Style for speed: joining from v, w, x and z 8 Handwriting for different purposes: abbreviations 9 Spacing between words 10 Assessment: personal style for speed and fluency Term 2 11 Improving handwriting: the importance of consistent sizing 12 Improving handwriting: the importance of proportion 13 Improving handwriting: the importance of spacing 14 Improving handwriting: the importance of consistent proportions 15 Improving handwriting: the importance of closed and open letters 16 Improving handwriting: pen breaks in longer words 17 Handwriting for different purposes: annotations 18 Handwriting for different purposes 19 Choice of handwriting tools 20 Assessment Term 3 21 Handwriting for different purposes: fast joined and print letters 22 Handwriting for different purposes: note making 23 Handwriting for different purposes: neat writing 24 Handwriting for different purposes: print letters for personal details 25 Different styles of writing 26 Handwriting for different purposes: presentation 27 Handwriting for different purposes: decorated capitals 28 Handwriting for different purposes: layout 29 Assessment 30 Handwriting for different purposes: handwriting patterns

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