The letter formation series of workbooks are ideally suitable for pupils in the Early Years, Foundation and Key Stage 1. Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) may require specific support or supervision.
Each page is designed using a tracker and dotted typeface with three different point sizes.
The tracker typeface
The tracker typeface is an outlined letterform. The direction arrow helps the pupil to start in the correct place. The pupil can be allowed to go over the letters more than once, refining the motor movements by keeping inside the outline. They can use coloured pencils to track the letters to make practising the formation of letters a fun thing to do.
The dotted B typeface
Dotted B is used to reﬁne motor movement, with its direction arrow reminding pupils where to start. The pupils’ focus improves as they trace closely over the dotted letters.
The importance of developing good writing skills
Dr Rosemary Sassoon: “Once children can write the letters of their own names, they need to be taught the correct movement of each letter of the English alphabet. If this is not done, then incorrect movement becomes a habit which is progressively more difficult to change”.