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The Downs Primary School & Nursery

The Downs Primary School & Nursery


We are using Penpals for Handwriting this is a complete handwriting scheme for 3–11 year olds that offers clear progression through five developmental stages:

  • physical preparation for handwriting
  • securing correct letter formation
  • beginning to join
  • securing the joins
  • practising speed and fluency

All children will be practising their handwriting daily in school and developing a personal style to help develop their stamina when writing.

Attached below are all the plans for you to see and follow with your child at home.