Primary EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Handwriting Schemes of Work

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WriteWell

WriteWell

Schofield & Sims

Patterning activities boost pencil control and hand-eye coordination
Patterning activities boost pencil control and hand-eye coordination

Letter families and formation patters emphasise the correct movements for each letter
Letter families and formation patters emphasise the correct movements for each letter

Downloadable animations show the correct formation for every letter and join
Downloadable animations show the correct formation for every letter and join

Patterning activities boost pencil control and hand-eye coordination
Patterning activities boost pencil control and hand-eye coordination

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Schofield & Sims WriteWell is a complete course designed to guide children from their first steps in mark-making towards the development of secure, fluent and comfortable joined handwriting that can be adapted for a range of purposes and tasks. Supporting the statutory requirements for handwriting, it provides a consistent basis for teaching and learning this complex skill from Reception to Year 6.


WriteWell follows a developmental model that splits learning into four discrete stages based on the National Handwriting Association’s ‘S Factors for Success’:


1. Shape

2. Space, size and sitting on the line

3. Stringing together and slant

4. Speed and style.


Children begin the programme when they are developmentally ready and progress at their own pace as their handwriting skills flourish. ‘Ready to Go’ assessments and intervention resources help the teacher to decide whether or not each child is ready to move on to the next stage.

Year Group

Reception to Year 6

Contents

  • x1 Teacher’s Handbook containing guidance on the key issues at each level of development, as well as comprehensive letter formation and joining charts, and assessment and intervention resources.

  • x11 pupil workbooks providing varied activities that not only practise each letter and join but also reinforce learning across the curriculum

  • a range of free online resources, including animations for each letter and join

Support

Phone support is available from our knowledgeable in-house advisers. However, the WriteWell Teacher’s Handbook has been carefully designed to explain the process of teaching handwriting as simply and as accessibly as possible. The teaching notes contain clear guidance on everything from posture to pencil grip and base lines to break letters, as well as including detailed formation charts for every letter and join. A comprehensive introduction describes how to use the programme in your school, including advice on developing a handwriting policy, supporting left-handers and assessment and intervention.

Impact

‘WriteWell makes a powerful contribution to the direct teaching of handwriting and is a highly affordable scheme that is easy to implement.’ John Dabell, Teach Primary


‘The WriteWell scheme is particularly useful for home learning as every step is clearly explained in the Teacher’s Handbook and could be successfully be used by parents without specialist knowledge.’ Gwen Dornan, Specialist Handwriting Teacher

Cost

Teacher’s Handbook £25.00; pupil books £3.50 each (£3.00 for 10 or more copies of each book).

Contact

ISHA Handwriting

ISHA Handwriting

ISHA

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

Letterjoin

Letterjoin

Green and Tempest

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

Subscription

Magic Link Handwriting

Magic Link Handwriting

Magic Link

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

Morrells Handwriting

Morrells Handwriting

Morrells

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

Nelson Handwriting

Nelson Handwriting

Oxford University Press

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

Subscription

Penpals

Penpals

Cambridge University Press

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

Start-Bee

Start-Bee

Start-Bee Handwriting

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

Teach Handwriting

Teach Handwriting

Teach Children

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

Treasure House Handwriting

Treasure House Handwriting

Collins

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

Subscription

Twinkl Handwriting

Twinkl Handwriting

Twinkl

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

Subscription

Write From The Start

Write From The Start

LDA

Year Group

Cost

R - 6

One-off cost

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