Penpals

At Newsham we use the ‘Penpals for Handwriting’ programme across school to ensure that children develop fast, fluent and legible handwriting.

Penpals offers a practical approach to support the delivery of handwriting teaching in Early Years. Alongside Penpals, in Nursery, we also use a scheme called ‘Squiggle Whilst You Wiggle’ where children dance to music making large, gross-motor movements with streamers. They then recreate those movements to music on a smaller scale using mark-making resources such as crayons or chalk on large pieces of paper on the floor.

These are some photographs of our Penpals session last week:

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