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 3 we move on from basic joins to mastering more complicated joins.
Ideal for use in smaller groups.
Augments the interactive resource.
Provides plenty of opportunity to perfect letter formation through repetition.
Term 1 1 Practising joining through the word in stages: no ascenders or descenders 2 Practising joining through the word in stages: parallel ascenders 3 Introducing joining from s to ascender 4 Introducing joining from s, no ascender 5 Introducing joining from s to an anticlockwise letter 6 Introducing joining from r to an ascender 7 Introducing joining from r, no ascender 8 Introducing joining from r to an anticlockwise letter 9 Introducing joining from r to e 10 Assessment: break letters Term 2 11 Introducing joining to f 12 Introducing joining from f to ascender 13 Introducing joining from f, no ascender 14 Introducing joining from f to an anticlockwise letter 15 Introducing ff 16 Introducing rr 17 Introducing ss 18 Introducing qu 19 Revising parallel ascenders and descenders 20 Assessment Term 3 21 Revising joins: letter spacing 22 Revising joins: spacing between words 23 Revising joins: consistency of size 24 Revising joins: fluency 25 Revising joins: parallel ascenders 26 Revising joins: parallel ascenders and descenders 27 Revising joins: anticlockwise letters 28 Revising break letters 29 Assessment: speed trial 30 Revisiting capital letters