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New Wave Handwriting: 2nd Class
New Wave Handwriting: 2nd Class

New Wave Handwriting: 2nd Class

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The New Wave Handwriting series helps pupils develop a fluid and legible modern style of cursive handwriting.

The content in the pupil books for Junior and Senior Infants is based on pre-cursive letters, with the 1st Class pupil book formally beginning a fully cursive style. Consistent with the Writing Learning Outcomes specified in the new Language Curriculum which states: ‘Write using cursive script’ (Stage 2, 1st and 2nd Classes).

Features:
  • Each book places a major emphasis on a variety of pattern practice to facilitate the pupil’s acquisition of each letter. Sequence of letters carefully arranged: At infant level, the Jolly Phonics sequence for letter introduction is mirrored. From 1st Class on-wards, the progression is based on clockwise and anticlockwise letter formation, while diagonal and horizontal joins are carefully introduced.
  • Red and blue guiding lines are used to help pupils learn letter sizes and spacing.
  • Emphasis on practice throughout, at the individual letter level, progressing to words and sentences, finishing in paragraphs.
  • Each book contains a variety of separate activities that involve cross-curricular themes, drawn from areas such as Gaeilge, history, geography, English and SPHE.
  • Different animal characters are used in each book – these characters are used as teaching aids to help pupils learn the body letters, the head and body letters and the body and tail letters.

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