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The Teach Handwriting Scheme

Foundation Stage Learning Goals: Getting Ready for Handwriting

Foundation Stage Handwriting Timetable Example

Teaching Manual - Foundation Stage: Getting Ready for Handwriting

Foundation Stage Teaching Pack

Route A

Route B

Route C

Route D

Learn

 Pre-handwriting patterns

Begin

Numbers 0 – 9

Begin to sit correctly

Develop hand dominance

Develop pencil grip

Develop paper tilt skills

Begin

Print

Learn

 Pre-handwriting patterns

Begin

Numbers 0 – 9

Begin to sit correctly

Develop hand dominance

Develop pencil grip

Develop paper tilt skills

Begin

Print

Learn

Pre-handwriting patterns

Begin

Numbers 0 – 9

Begin to sit correctly

Develop hand dominance

Develop pencil grip

Develop paper tilt skills

Begin

Cursive

Learn

 Pre-handwriting patterns

Begin

Numbers 0 – 9

Begin to sit correctly

Develop hand dominance

Develop pencil grip

Develop paper tilt skills

Begin

Continuous Cursive

The timetables tell you what to teach, the lesson plans explain how to teach it.

Teaching Manual Timetables

Each Route has its own progressive 6 week half-termly timetable to provide you with the flexibility of when to teach the lessons.

The top of the timetable shows the physical ability activities the children should do to build the gross and fine motor skills (Key Strengths) needed for handwriting. These are colour coded to identify which Key Strengths you are developing.

Underneath in the blue section are the specific handwriting lessons to be taught (Key Abilities). These cover the supporting activities of sitting, pencil grip and paper tilt as well as specific letter formation and letter joining lessons (as appropriate). For the supporting activities the timetables specify when they should be taught. For the letter formation and joining  lessons (as appropriate) the timetables specify which letters and joins should be taught.

The majority of the lessons have been differentiated and so you choose which lesson level to teach your children.

To the right of the timetables the other skill factors that the activities develop are highlighted.

All the instructions are included within the manuals.

Teaching Manual Lesson Plans

To help guide you through the lessons we have used a standard colour coded approach and icons to identify the teaching and learning approach being used.

Key Abilities  Supporting Information

Background information on the teaching subject matter, general lesson information, lesson follow up suggestions and any Special Educational Needs (SEN) support ideas are provided at the beginning of each Key Ability Section

Teaching Manual Gross & Fine Motor Skills (Key Strengths) Activities

Instructions for all the timetabled Key Strengths activities are provided, grouped and colour coded by the strength being developed.

Teaching Manual Word Lists

Word lists to develop single letter and joining skills (as appropriate) are included - including FS High Frequency Words.

School Photocopy Licence

To allow the school to photocopy from the copyrighted Teaching Manuals, for non-commercial purposes only, we now include photocopying rights in the price. This is purely for the benefit of the school and only allows paper copying and not digital copying, transmitting or storing.

Handwriting Lesson Plan Layout

Foundation Stage Supporting Resources

Prompt Cards (A4 Laminated)

Worksheets & Additional Resources

School Video Channel

Timetable

Lesson Plan

Prompt Cards

Worksheets