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
Phonic Desk Strips – Stage 2
Early phonics and sight word support for writing.
The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing:
- Stage 2 phonic concepts: e.g. sh, ch, th, oo, ck, ing, wh, all, qu, ar, oy, oi, ee, ea, e-e and many more …
- The strip illustrates correct sitting posture and a correct pencil grip reminder
- Pictures to support alphabet sound recall
- Desk Strips (Pack of 30 strips)
National Curriculum Statement
Expressing and developing ideas - Spelling - Understand how to use diagraphs, long vowels, blends and silent letters to spell words, and use morphemes and syllabification to break up simple words and use visual memory to write irregular words.
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Representing the phonic and sound structure of words for students aged 5-7 years.
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Learning to apply phonic knowledge to writing tasks.
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