Tyssen Community School & Children's Centre
Oldhill Street, London, N16 6LR
Tel: 020 8806 4130 Fax: 020 8806 3620

Email: admin@tyssen.hackney.sch.uk


Welcome to the literacy area.

We follow the PenPals handwriting scheme in our school. Our younger children are introduced to four main characters which help them to memorise the sequence for writing each letter correctly (left). The key thing to remember is that all letters start from the top (apart from d and e). Joining is introduced in Year 1 once children are ready. As a school, we expect children to use a clear, neat joined script in their everyday writing. We do not teach ‘pre cursive’ (with the lead in joining line).

We use the font ‘Sassoon font’ with younger children, and ‘Sassoon Penpals Joined’ for joined text. Staff model our joined up writing whenever possible.

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