We believe that it is important for children to develop their handwriting at primary school so that when they leave us they are able to form their letters properly and consistently and use a fluent joined style.

From the summer term in EYFS,we teach handwriting using the Letter Join scheme of work. Initially, children in Early Years are taught 'Funky Fingers' and 'Pen Disco' activities to help develop motor skill control and aid pencil grip. 

Year 1 children are taught pre-cursive writing where letters include 'feeder-leaders' or 'zooms and flicks'. This enables children to join up more easily when they are ready and this, in turn, aids children with their fluency and spelling as they progress through the school. For further information please have a look at our pencil gripletter formation and Handwriting Policy documents. 

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