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Pre-Nursery Handwriting Scheme of Work

Download the Pre-Nursery Handwriting Scheme of work as created by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools(NAPPS) as a guide for educators and parents to teach less than 3-year old kids..

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About Handwriting Scheme of Work for Pre-Nursery Classes

Teaching a child how to write has got to be one of the most difficult things to do. While they just want to draw strokes continuously, you as their teacher want to make sure they can be able to write the letters they have learned in literacy class and it can be a great chore.

But now you have this scheme of work that will guide you on the right way to handle your kids and make handwriting fun for them. Read this article till the end if you’re interested in this.

The aims of the NAPPS Pre-Nursery Handwriting scheme of work are to:

i. Create a strong foundation for writing skills in children, 

ii. Ensure that children develop confidence in their handwriting abilities.

The NAPPS Pre-Nursery Handwriting scheme of work introduces young learners to the basics of writing in a fun and engaging way. It focuses on developing fine motor skills, proper pencil grip, and letter formation. 

Children learn through various activities like tracing, drawing, and practicing simple shapes and lines. With this, your children will have the basic skills necessary for writing. 

The lessons in the scheme of work also have a lot of playful exercises that will make learning to write enjoyable for young children.

Pre-Nursery First Term Scheme of Work for Handwriting

   
SourceNAPPS 
ClassPRE-SCHOOL LEVEL 1 
SubjectHANDWRITING 
TermFIRST TERM 
WeekTopicTeachers ActivitiesPupil ActivitiesLearning Resources
1Pre tracing and writing skills (Free writing)i. Teacher encourages pupils without any form of coercion or manipulation to scribble freely on sand trays, and their books.i. Pupils scribble on sand trays and their notebooks.Sand trays
Writing book
2Pre tracing and writing skills (Free writing)i. Teacher encourages pupils without any form of coercion or manipulation to scribble freely on sand trays, and their books.i. Pupils scribble on sand trays and their notebooks.Sand trays
Writing book
3VERTICAL LINES

– Tracing vertical lines
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
4VERTICAL LINES

– Tracing vertical lines
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
5HORIZONTAL LINES

– Tracing horizontal lines
| | | |
| | | |
| | | |
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
6HORIZONTAL LINES

– Tracing horizontal lines
– – – –
– – – –
– – – –
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
7Tracing of slanting lines

\ \ \ \
Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
8Tracing of slanting lines

\ \ \ \
Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
9Tracing of slanting lines

/ / / /
Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
10Tracing of slanting lines

/ / / /
Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
11REVISION   
12EXAMINATION   

Pre-Nursery Second Term Scheme of Work For Handwriting

   
TermSecond Term 
WeekTopicTeachers ActivitiesPupil ActivitiesLearning Resources
1Revision of last term’s worki. Revision of last term’s worki. Revision of last term’s workWriting book
2LINES IN DOUBLE FORMATION

– Tracing horizontal lines.
— — —
— — —
i. Teacher encourages pupils without any form of coercion or manipulation to scribble freely on sand trays, and their books.i. Pupils scribble on sand trays and their notebooks.Sand trays
Writing book
3LINES IN DOUBLE FORMATION

– Tracing horizontal lines.
— — —
— — —
i. Teacher encourages pupils without any form of coercion or manipulation to scribble freely on sand trays, and their books.i. Pupils scribble on sand trays and their notebooks.Sand trays
Writing book
4INTERSECTING SLANT LINES

– Tracing intersecting slant lines.
> > >
> > >
> > >
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
5INTERSECTING SLANT LINES

– Tracing intersecting slant lines.
> > >
> > >
> > >
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
6INTERSECTING SLANT LINES

– Tracing intersecting slant lines.
> > >
> > >
> > >
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
7INTERSECTING SLANT LINES

– Tracing intersecting slant lines.
< < <
< < <
< < <
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
8INTERSECTING SLANT LINES

– Tracing intersecting slant lines.
< < <
< < <
< < <
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
9CIRCLES

– Tracing circles.
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines. 
10CIRCLES

– Tracing circles
i. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they strive to trace the given patterns.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines. 
11REVISION   
12EXAMINATION   

Pre-Nursery Third Term Scheme of Work for Handwriting

   
TermThird Term 
WeekTopicTeachers ActivitiesPupil ActivitiesLearning Resources
1Revision of last term’s worki. Revision of last term’s worki. Revision of last term’s workWriting book
2TRACING LETTERS – Tracing and reading the following words: it, if, in, isi. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
3TRACING LETTERS – Tracing and reading the following words: it, if, in, isi. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
4TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: at, an, am, asi. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
5TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: at, an, am, asi. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
6TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: on, ox, of, ori. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
7TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: on, ox, of, ori. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
8TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: lo, no, go, soi. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
9TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: lo, no, go, soi. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
10TWO-LETTER WORDS – Tracing and reading the following words: he, me, we, bei. Teacher demonstrates and guides pupils to take proper sitting position and grip their pencils properly.

ii. Teacher demonstrates, encourages and supervises pupils as they trace the given two-letter words in their writing book.
i. Pupils attempt to perfectly trace given strokes or lines.Writing book
Pencil
Eraser
11REVISION   
12EXAMINATION   

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