Handwriting Rules! NSW Foundation Style

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H ndwriting

Rules!

STUDENT

WORKBOOK

NSW Foundation Style

NSW English Syllabus for

the Australian Curriculum

Katy Collis and Alexandra Kennedy


(a word to describe me)

(my name)


My progress chart

Find the letter to match your completed page. Track the letter and colour the picture.

a

d

b c

p o n m

q r s t

2

2


e

l

f g

2

k

j

h

i

u v w x

z y

2

3


Help each animal find its home.

Handwriting: Tracking, left to right direction, fine motor control.

4


Track.

Trace.

Copy.

Track.

Trace.

Copy.

Handwriting: Patterning, left to right direction, fine motor control.

5


Trace.

Handwriting: Patterning, downstroke and anticlockwise movements, left to right direction, fine motor control.

6


Trace.

Handwriting: Patterning, downstroke, anticlockwise and clockwise movements, fine motor control.

7


Chant:

ugly undies

u u u

Trace the pattern.

u

Find u.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

u u u u u u

Track.

8

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (u).

Words on page: ugly, undies, umbrella.

Extra words: up, under, mum, bug, but, shut, duck


u U u U

u u u u u u

Track.

u u u u u u u

Trace.

Trace.

u u u u u u u

Write.

u

Patter

Go down, around, up and down. Keep your pencil on the page.

9


Chant:

yellow yak

y y y

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern. Turn each pattern into a picture.

y y y y y y

Track.

10

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body and tail letter (y).

Words on page: yak, yellow.

Extra words: yell, yes, yo-yo.


y

Y2

y Y

y y y y y y y

Track.

y y y y y y y

Trace.

Trace.

y y y y y y y

Write.

y

Patter

Go down, around, up and down to make a tail. Keep your pencil on the page.

11


Chant:

vicious vulture

v v v

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern. Turn each pattern into a picture.

v v v v v v

Track.

12

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (v).

Words on page: violin, vulture, vicious.

Extra words: vet, van, very.


v V v V

v v v v v v v

Track.

v v v v v v v

Trace.

Trace.

v v v v v v v

Write.

v

Patter

Go down, around and up. Keep your pencil on the page.

13


Chant:

wiggly wolf

w w w

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern. Turn each pattern into a picture.

w w w w w

w w w w w

Track.

14

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (w).

Words on page: wiggly, wings, wolf, whale.

Extra words: wet, win, we, wish, when, where, why.


w W w W

w w w w w

Track.

w w w w w

Trace.

Trace.

w w w w w w

Write.

w

Patter

Go down, around, up then down again, around and up. Keep your pencil on the

page.

15


Track the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Chant:

angry alligator

a a a

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern.

a a a a a a

Track.

16

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (a).

Words on page: ant, anteater, angry, alligator.

Extra words: an, are, apple, cat, mat, sat, tap.


a a A

A2

3

a a a a a a a

Track.

a a a a a a a

Trace.

Trace.

a a a a a a a

Write.

a

Patter

Go backwards then curve down, around the bottom and back up to the start, then

straight down. Keep your pencil on the page.

17


Chant:

giggly goanna

g g g

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

g g g g g g

Track.

18

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body and tail letter (g).

Words on page: giggly, goanna.

Extra words: get, go, got, pig, dig, dog, hog, jog, egg.


g G

g G

g g g g g g g

Track.

g g g g g g g

Trace.

Trace.

g g g g g g g

Write.

g

Patter

Go backwards then curve down, around the bottom and back up to the start, then

straight down to make a tail. Keep your pencil on the page.

19


Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Chant:

quick quokkas

q q q

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace.

q q q q q q

Track.

20

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body and tail letter (q).

Words on page: quick, quokka.

Extra words: quack, queen.


q q Q

Q2

q q q q q q q

Track.

q q q q q q q

Trace.

Trace.

q q q q q q q

Write.

q

Patter

Go backwards then curve down, around the bottom and back up to the start, then

straight down to make a hook. Keep your pencil on the page.

21


Chant:

cool cow

c c c

Trace the pattern.

Find c.

Track.

c c c c c c

22

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (c).

Words on page: cool, cow, cat, cup, cake, candle.

Extra words: cold.


c C c C

c c c c c c c

Track.

c c c c c c c

Trace.

Trace.

c c c c c c c

Write.

c

Patter

Go backwards then curve down, around the bottom and up about halfway.

Keep your pencil on the page.

23


Chant:

orange octopus

o o o

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern.

o o o o

Track.

24

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (o).

Words on page: orange, octopus.

Extra words: on, not, hot, pot, of, to, log, pop, stop, go, no.


o O

o O

o o o o o o o

Track.

o o o o o o o

Trace.

Trace.

o o o o o o o

Write.

o

Patter

Go backwards then curve down, around the bottom and up to join where you

started. Keep your pencil on the page.

25


Chant:

slippery seal

s s s

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Turn the pattern into snakes.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Track.

s s s s

26

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (s).

Words on page: snake, snail, seal, shear, slippery, scissors.

Extra words: so, sit, sat, yes, six, sun, shut, shop, slip.


s S

s S

s s s s s s s

Track.

s s s s s s s

Trace.

Trace.

s s s s s s s

Write.

s

Patter

First go backwards, then curve around and across the middle, then go around the

bottom and up in a curve. Keep your pencil on the page.

27


Chant:

dirty dog

d d d

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Track.

d d d d d d

28

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, head and body letter (d).

Words on page: dog, dirty.

Extra words: do, don’t, done, dip, lid, pad, down.


d

D2

d D

Track.

d d d d d d d

Trace.

d d d d d d d

Trace.

d d d d d d d

Write.

d

Patter

Go backwards then curve down, around the bottom and up all the way to the top,

then straight down. Keep your pencil on the page.

29


Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Chant:

energetic elephant

e e e

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

e e e e e e

Track.

30

Handwriting: anticlockwise movement, body letter (e).

Words on page: egg, eagle, beetle, elephant, energetic.

Extra words: eat, he, she, the, red, net, yell, men.


e

E2

e E

3

e e e e e e e

Track.

e e e e e e e

Trace.

Trace.

e e e e e e e

Write.

e

Patter

Start in the middle, make a loop, up over the top and around, and end half way up

the space. Keep your pencil on the page.

31


Chant:

noisy numbat

n n n

Track the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Copy the pattern. Turn each pattern into a picture.

n n n n n n

Track.

32

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, body letter (n).

Words on page: noisy, numbat.

Extra words: no, not, nap, nip, nod, can, sun, run.


n N n N

2

n n n n n n n

Track.

n n n n n n n

Trace.

Trace.

n n n n n n n

Write.

n

Patter

Go down then up and across the top and down again. Keep your pencil on the page.

33


Chant:

rapid rat

r r r

Trace the pattern.

r

Find r.

r r r r r r

Track.

34

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, body letter (r).

Words on page: rat, race, rapid.

Extra words: rip, run, ran, raft.


R2

r R

r r r r r r r

Track.

r r r r r r r

Trace.

Trace.

r r r r r r r

Write.

r

Patter

Go down then up, across the top and stop. Keep your pencil on the page.

35


Chant:

messy monkey

m m m

Trace the pattern.

mTrace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern. Turn each pattern into a picture.

m m m m m

Track.

36

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, body letter (m).

Words on page: messy, monkey.

Extra words: mat, mop, man, am, mum, men, him, many, munch.


m m M

M2

m m m m m

Track.

m m m m m

Trace.

Trace.

m m m m m m

Write.

m

Patter

Go down then bounce up and across the top and make a second downstroke,

then bounce up and across the top and make a third downstroke. Keep your

pencil on the page.

37


Chant:

hairy hen

h h h

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace then copy the pattern.

Track.

h h h h h h

38

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, head and body letter (h).

Words on page: hen, hay, hairy.

Extra words: hop, help, has, hat, hot, he, she, him, have.


h

H2

3

h H

Track.

h h h h h h h

Trace.

h h h h h h h

Trace.

h h h h h h h

Write.

h

Patter

Go down then come half way up, curve around and down. Keep your pencil on

the page.

39


Chant:

kind koala

k k k

Trace the pattern. Finish the kites.

Trace the pattern. Find and write k.

k

Track.

k k k k k k

40

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, head and body letter (k).

Words on page: kind, koala, kite.

Extra words: kit, kitten, king, kangaroo, key.


k k K

K2

Track.

k k k k k k k

Trace.

k k k k k k k

Trace.

k k k k k k k

Write.

k

Patter

Go down, come half way up, curve around to make a loop, then go out and end on

the line. Keep your pencil on the page.

41


Chant:

bouncy bear

b b b

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Find b.

b b b b b b

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, head and body letter (b).

Words on page: bear, balloon, ballet, bouncy.

Extra words: be, bee, by, bat, big, bed, but, bug.

Track.

42


B2

b B

Track.

b b b b b b b

Trace.

b b b b b b b

Trace.

b b b b b b b

Write.

b

Patter

Go down, come half way up, curve around and meet the downstroke at the bottom.

Keep your pencil on the page.

43


Chant:

pretty pig

p p p

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the patterns.

Copy the pattern.

p p p p p p

Track.

44

Handwriting: downstroke and clockwise movement, body and tail letter (p).

Words on page: pig, pretty.

Extra words: pat, pot, put, pan, pop, map, nip, top, pink.


p

P2

p P

p p p p p p p

Track.

p p p p p p p

Trace.

Trace.

p p p p p p p

Write.

p

Patter

Go down, then trace back up, over the top and around to join the downstroke.

Keep your pencil on the page.

45


Chant:

lazy lion

l l l

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Track.

l l l l l l l

46

Handwriting: downstroke movement, head and body letter (l).

Words on page: leg, lion, lazy.

Extra words: lot, love, little, like, light.


l L

l L

Trace.

Trace.

l l l l l l l l l

Write.

l

Patter

Start at the very top and draw a line straight down.

47


Chant:

tidy turtle

t t t

Trace the pattern.

Find t.

t

Track.

t t t t t t t

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

48

Handwriting: downstroke movement, head and body letter (t).

Words on page: track, train, tree, turtle, tidy, tortoise.

Extra words: tap, tip, ten, it, at, hot, get, pet, net.


t T

2

2

t T

Track.

t t t t t t t t

2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Trace.

t t t t t t t t

Trace.

t t t t t t t t

Write.

t

Patter

Go straight down. Lift your pencil and make a cross.

49


Chant:

itchy iguana

i i i

Trace the pattern.

Trace.

Trace.

Track.

i i i i i i i i

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

50

Handwriting: downstroke movement, body letter (i).

Words on page: insect, itchy, iguana.

Extra words: I, is, it, in, if, six, will, sit, lip.


i

2

I2

3

i I

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Copy the pattern.

illi

Trace.

i i i i i i i i i

Write.

i

Patter

Go straight down. Lift your pencil and add a dot.

51


Chant:

jiggly jellyfish

j j j

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Track.

j j j j j j j

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

52

Handwriting: downstroke movement, body and tail letter (j).

Words on page: jet, jump, jellyfish, jiggly.

Extra words: job, just.


j J

2

j J

j j j j j j j j

Track. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Trace.

j j j j j j j j

Trace.

j j j j j j j j

Write.

j

Patter

Go down and end in a backward curved tail. Lift your pencil and add a dot.

53


Chant:

frisky frog

f f f

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Keep your pencil on the page.

Find and write f.

f f f

Track.

f f f f f f f

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

54

Handwriting: anticlockwise and downstroke movement, head and body letter (f).

Words on page: frog, fish, flower, frisky.

Extra words: fun, fin, fan.


f F

2

2

3

f

F

Track.

f f f f f f f f

2

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Trace.

f f f f f f f f

Trace.

f f f f f f f f

Write.

f

Patter

Go backwards in a curve, then straight down. Lift your pencil and make a cross.

55


Chant:

foxy ox

x x x

Track the pattern.

Trace the pattern. Find and write x.

Track.

x x x x x x

2 2 2 2 2 2

56

Handwriting: downstroke movement, body letter (x).

Words on page: ox, box, fox, foxy.

Extra words: x-ray.


x X x X

x

2

x

2

x x x x x

Track.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

x x x x x x x

Trace.

Trace.

x x x x x x x

Write.

x

Patter

Make a sloping downstroke. Lift your pencil and go up to cross it with another line.

57


Chant:

zigzag zebra

z z z

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Find z.

z z z z z z

Track.

58

Handwriting: downstroke movement, body letter (z).

Words on page: zebra, zigzag.

Extra words: zoo, zoom, zap, zip, zipper, jazz, pizza.


z Z z Z

z z z z z z z

Track.

z z z z z z z

Trace.

Trace.

z z z z z z z

Write.

z

Patter

Go straight across, then make a backward sloping downstroke, and then go

straight across again. Keep your pencil on the page.

59


1

one ostrich 1

Track.

1 1 1 1 1

Trace.

1 1 1 1 1

Write.

two tigers 2 2

Track.

2 2 2

Trace.

2 2 2

Write.

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Draw 1 thing.

Draw 2 things.

60


three thrushes 3

Track.

3 3 3

Trace.

3 3 3

Write.

3

2

4

four frogs 4

Track.

4 4 4

2 2 2

Trace.

4 4 4

Write.

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Draw 3 things.

Draw 4 things.

61


52

Track.

52 52 52

Trace.

5 5 5

Write.

6

five fish 5 six snails 6

Track.

6 6 6

Trace.

6 6 6

Write.

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Draw 5 things.

Draw 6 things.

62


seven snakes 7

7 8

eight eggs 8

Track.

Track.

7 7 7 8 8 8

Trace.

Trace.

7 7 7 8 8 8

Write.

Write.

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Draw 7 things.

Draw 8 things.

63


nine newts 9

Track.

9 9 9

Trace.

9 9 9

Write.

9 10

ten tadpoles 10

Track.

10 10

Trace.

10 10

Write.

Trace the pattern.

Trace the pattern.

Draw 9 things.

Draw 10 things.

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Get ready

Warm ups

Spider push-ups

Push fingertips together as you

bend and straighten fingers.

Caterpillar crawls

Hold pencil as if you are going

to write. Move fingers along

pencil from one end to the other.

Don’t let the other hand help!

Get set

Pencil hold

Left hand

Left-handers hold a little further

from the point, so you can see

your writing better.

Right hand

Write!

Paper position

Hold the paper still with

the non-writing hand.

Left-handed

Paper turned a little clockwise.

Right-handed

Paper turned a little anti-clockwise.

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