Penpals for Handwriting is a complete handwriting scheme for 3?11 year olds. The Practice Books provide specific handwriting focused practice ? 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. The opportunity to practise handwriting is particularly important in helping Year 5 children develop speed and fluency in their writing. At this stage, children are also introduced to a sloped style of writing.