Although children in schools everywhere now spend a lot of time learning how to use computers and electronic gadgets, after speech, handwriting is still the most accessible, versatile and creative way of getting and keeping in touch. It holds its place as a basic skill in the primary school curriculum, allowing children to express themselves and enriching all areas of learning. It becomes a life-long source of pleasure to all who master it, and gives delight to all who receive or read it.
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: