The whole school follows the Penpals handwriting scheme.
In Foundation phase children are introduced to four main characters which help them memorise the correct formation of letters.
These characters are:
Long ladder letters
One-armed robot letters
Curly caterpillar Letters
Zig-zag monster letters
See the picture below to see what letter family each letter of the alphabet belongs to:
Click on the link below for a printable copy of the correct letter formation
When forming all letters it is important to remember never start at the bottom!
When writing it is very important that children hold the pencil in the correct tripod grip.
The pictures below show the typical stages children go through when holding a pencil.
In school we us e the term “pinch your pencil” to encourage correct pencil grasp.
Games and activities
Please click on the links below to play some letter formation games.