Penpals for Handwriting Year 5 Practice Book
Author/s: Gill Budgell and Katie Ruttle
Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3-11 year olds.
The Practice Books provide specific handwriting focused practice - 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. The opportunity to practise handwriting is particularly important in helping Year 5 children develop speed and fluency in their writing.
At this stage, children are also introduced to a sloped style of writing.
This Practice Book is designed for guided group work, once the initial handwriting focus has been illustrated using the Year 5 Penpals for Handwriting Interactive resource.