Start-Bee First Steps

Aimed at Reception pupils, Start-Bee’s level entry programme is designed to teach handwriting to groups of up to five pupils within a typical free-flow lesson for a class of up to 30 children.

Halley Primary's EYFS pupils learning handwriting with Start-Bee

Start-Bee First Steps programme has been carefully designed to make handwriting both fun, effective and easy to do for pupils in Reception.

Progressing younger pupils from making marks to writing their letters correctly, when run in accordance with our recommendations, the programme guarantees every* child will be ready to join when they leave Reception and into Year 1.

Each lesson starts a five minute pre-recorded instruction.  From there, children work in teams of five and spend up to five minutes at one of four or five creative stations (each one designed to help them writing their name, master handwriting or strengthen their fine and gross motor skills).

You can watch pupils in Halley Primary School’s EYFS enjoying a Start-Bee lesson by clicking on the image above.

Start-Bee First Steps costs £1,090 + VAT (or three term-time payments of £381.50) in the first year and then £350 + VAT for each subsequent year thereafter.  As with all handwriting scheme programmes, First Steps comes with all the necessary handwriting tools and equipment to progress your pupils from making marks to writing letters.