Phases of Writing Development Ages 3 to 5
A milestone and information sheet which identifies the four phases of writing development. It includes age related examples.
Just as children make many “mistakes” or approximations as they learn to talk, the development of writing skills is also a process. At each phase
Getting Ready for Writing (Pre-Writing Patterns) Factsheet
A sheet which identifies the six basic (Pre-Writing) patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters.
Throughout the Early Years, children are encouraged to participate in a range of fine motor activities that develop: their manipulative skills a dominant hand the
The Development of Appropriate Pencil Grip and Drawing Skills – Ages 1 – 6
These milestone and information sheets identify the age-related milestones for hand function, pencil grip (grasp) and drawing skills in children aged 1 to 6 years. They present images of good and NOT good pencil grip and also outline hints for making a good pencil grip easier.
When children first begin to draw using crayons, pencils or brushes they use a dagger grasp. In a natural developmental sequence, they will hold the
Correct Pencil Grip
A downloadable fact sheet with large illustrations and helpful tips of good pencil grip for left and right hand students.
What makes pencil grip easier? • Big pieces of paper. • Big crayons, brushes and markers (larger tools ensure children use the right muscles and
Alphabet Desk Strips – Foundation Font
Alphabet support for early writers.
The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing:
- Letter starting points, sizing of letter and placement online
- Reminders of correct pencil grip
- Pictures to support alphabet sound recall
- Available in Cursive or Foundation font
- Desk Strips (Pack of 30 – stickers)
National Curriculum Statement
Sound and letter knowledge - Alphabet knowledge - Recognise the letters of the alphabet and know there are lower and upper case letters
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Representing the phonic and sound structure of words for students aged 5-7 years.
Phonic Charts – Stage 1 contains 18 cards that are recommended for 5-7-year-olds focusing on the following sounds: sh, ch, th, oo (short), oo (long), ee, ck, ing, ay, ar, or, er, ai, oi, oy, all, wh, qu Features: The charts can be utilised for the purpose of display or as flash cards. Extend phonic knowledge, whilst highlighting the sound structure and the vocabulary nature of the words. Writing is supported when students have access to environmental print, which consolidates concepts covered. Each set of charts is based directly upon the PLD’s Phonic & sight word sequence This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy‘ booklet on pages 11.