Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3?11 year olds. The Practice Books provide specific handwriting focused practice ? either introducing or practising letters, joins or key concepts such as size and proportion. They are designed to support independent practice in the classroom, following a whole-class teaching session. Each page corresponds to the units within the Teacher’s Books and includes opportunities for: Finger and pencil tracing, writing letters or joins; Writing phrases or sentences; Pattern practice; Self-assessment check. In Year 2, the four types of letter join are introduced (‘diagonal to ascender’, ‘diagonal, no ascender’, ‘horizontal to ascender’ and ‘horizontal, no ascender’).