- 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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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 4, we move on from letter formation and joins to look at more technical aspects such as letter height and formation.
Ideal for use in smaller groups.
Augments the interactive resource.
Provides plenty of opportunity to perfect letter formation through repetition.
- Term 1 1 Introducing diagonal join from p and b to ascender 2 Introducing diagonal join from p and b, no ascender 3 Introducing diagonal join from p and b to an anticlockwise letter 4 Revising parallel ascenders and descenders: bb and pp 5 Break letters x and z 6 Spacing in common exception words 7 Relative size of letters 8 Relative size of capitals 9 Speed and fluency 10 Assessment Term 2 11 Revising parallel ascenders 12 Revising parallel ascenders and break letters 13 Revising parallel ascenders and descenders 14 Relative size of letters 15 Proportion of letters 16 Spacing between letters and words 17 Writing at speed 18 Improving fluency 19 Speed and fluency 20 Assessment Term 3 21 Consistency of size 22 Proportion 23 Spacing between letters and words 24 Size, proportion and spacing 25 Speed 26 Fluency 27 Speed and fluency 28 Print alphabet 29 Assessment 30 Capital letters
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