Number Formation One to Ten
The content of this workbook helps with counting and writing the whole numbers from 1 to 10. For pupils in the Early Years, Foundation and Key Stage 1.
Most importantly, recognising letters and form letters is an important skill for pupils to develop in early childhood. The letter writing activity teaches the pupils to read and write letters. But also it improves their ability to concentrate, retain information and through verbal discussion will aid creativity.
Each page of the workbook is designed using the tracker and dotted typeface. Three different point sizes are used to increase the levels of writing confidence.
The tracker typeface
The tracker typeface is an outlined letterform and has many benefits. Also, the direction arrow helps the pupil to start in the correct place. Furthermore, the pupil can go over the numbers more than once, refining the motor movements by keeping inside the outline. Moreover, they can track the numbers using coloured pencils to make practising the number formation 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 stated that once children are able to write their own names, they need to learn the correct movement of each number and letter of the English alphabet. This is because if it not done then incorrect movement will become a habit and this can lead to being more difficult to change.