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Altmore Infant School

Altmore Infant School

Handwriting

 

In KS1 we use Penpals for Handwriting which is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds that offers clear progression through five developmental stages: physical preparation for handwriting; securing correct letter formation; beginning to join along, securing the joins and practicing speed, fluency and developing a personal style. Penpals is focused on whole-class teaching using digital resources to enable modelling and interactive learning, along with Workbooks to support independent work. The Year 1–6 content supports frequent, discrete and direct teaching of handwriting for 5–11 year olds, as required by National Curriculum 2014. Children in KS1 have a minimum of 3 handwriting sessions per week.