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Handwriting Questions (Penpals, Nelsons)

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Raininjuly, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. A teaching friend has directed me here. Apologies for the post but I'm after some help.
    I want to help my daughters (KS1 /2) learn to right properly. The school don't follow any set scheme. I don't want curly cursive or print, just for them to learn normal joined up handwriting. Both are keen.
    I'm happy to buy Nelson's or Penpals to use at home.
    From what I can see, Nelson's do workbooks 1-6 and Developing Skills books.
    Penpals do similiar -although I can't work out if the pupil guides are called practice books, and what 'the big book' is.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0521755026/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/052175500X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Do any of you use these schemes in your school or have an experience?
    Is one better than the other. The practice books comes in packs of 10- so I know I'll have to put up with that. But not really what else to do.Collins and M&S both do handwriting books but I'm not sure if they are joined up or not.

    I'd really appreciate your professional advice. Thanks.

    Ps I have searched on here but I don't know if the schemes have changed recently or which as a teacher you might advise a parent to get. Both my daughters like working through workbooks and are less keen on worksheets at home. They seem to like the satisfaction of completing a book.
     
  2. A teaching friend has directed me here. Apologies for the post but I'm after some help.
    I want to help my daughters (KS1 /2) learn to right properly. The school don't follow any set scheme. I don't want curly cursive or print, just for them to learn normal joined up handwriting. Both are keen.
    I'm happy to buy Nelson's or Penpals to use at home.
    From what I can see, Nelson's do workbooks 1-6 and Developing Skills books.
    Penpals do similiar -although I can't work out if the pupil guides are called practice books, and what 'the big book' is.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0521755026/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/052175500X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    Do any of you use these schemes in your school or have an experience?
    Is one better than the other. The practice books comes in packs of 10- so I know I'll have to put up with that. But not really what else to do.Collins and M&S both do handwriting books but I'm not sure if they are joined up or not.

    I'd really appreciate your professional advice. Thanks.

    Ps I have searched on here but I don't know if the schemes have changed recently or which as a teacher you might advise a parent to get. Both my daughters like working through workbooks and are less keen on worksheets at home. They seem to like the satisfaction of completing a book.
     

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