At Little Hill, we follow the Pen Pals hand writing scheme to teach handwriting. Just as in other subjects, the teaching of handwriting is differentiated and interventions are provided to meet the needs of the learner. The Pen Pals scheme follows five developmental stages:
1.Readiness for handwriting; gross and fine motor skills leading to letter formation (Foundation / 3–5 years)
2.Beginning to join (Key Stage 1 / 5–7 years)
3.Securing the joins (Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 / 5–9 years)
4.Practising speed and fluency (lower Key Stage 2 / 7–9 years)
5.Presentation skills (upper Key Stage 2 / 10–11 years)
For more information on how to help your child at home please see the attached letter below.