The Year 4 Penpals for Handwriting Teacher’s Book provides clear step-by-step instructions on how to teach each unit including: An outline of the unit’s key learning whole-class teaching support linked to Penpals Interactive links to the use of the corresponding Practice Books and workbooks with suggestions for both group work and independent work. suggestions for extra practice and home practice. Guidance on common errors and what to do about them. You’ll also find a full scope and sequence for the whole scheme showing progression of skills and links to English National Curriculum requirements, a beginning of year assessment to help you track pupil progress and photocopy masters for extra handwriting practice and homework. The Year 4 Teacher’s Book provides clear step-by-step instructions on how to move children from learning letter formation and joins to more technical aspects like letter height and consistency. At this stage, children continue to join through a word with an understanding of break letters. They are taught and practise joining from p and b. The emphasis is on the size, proportion and spacing of their handwriting, as well as speed and fluency in discrete handwriting lessons and in their independent writing.
- Comprehensive support material, written by experts.
- Step-by-step introduction and development of the unit objective.
- Penpals links letter-formation practice with spelling patterns.
- User-friendly portrait format in response to customer feedback.
- Gives you the language to teach handwriting and to correct common errors.
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