Our Handwriting Journey
In Reception, children learn to form written letters that correspond to sounds. They use a pre-cursive style which prepares them for joining up letters when they are ready. Pre-cursive letters start on the line and are printed separately when forming a word.
Here are some examples of beautiful handwriting from our Reception children this year.
In Year 1 children continue to perfect their pre-cursive letter formation. When letters are formed correctly, some children begin to join up their handwriting.
In Year Two we aim for all children to use joined up handwriting. A cursive style is modelled by teachers and handwriting is an important part of all our lessons. Intervention groups are delivered to support children who need a little extra support in perfecting letter formation before taking this step.
In Year Three and Year Four we begin to see children develop their own handwriting style.