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At Ashgate, we use the Penpals handwriting scheme to help our pupils develop clear, well formed and fluent handwriting. In EYFS and KS1 this is integrated alongside phonics sessions where children learn the phonemes and graphemes required for early reading and writing. Further guided handwriting lessons in KS2 help the children to develop a legible, personal style of handwriting.


What is Penpals for Handwriting

"Penpals for Handwriting 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 along, securing the joins and practicing speed, fluency and developing a personal style."