Primary EYFS, KS1 & KS2 Handwriting Schemes of Work
Schofield & Sims
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’:
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.
Reception to Year 6
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
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.
‘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
Teacher’s Handbook £25.00; pupil books £3.50 each (£3.00 for 10 or more copies of each book).
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