Learning and practising handwriting is a fundamental part of early development. In Year One, we concentrate on developing a cursive and neat style with the children.
The Curriculum states that:
Pupils should be taught to:
Handwriting requires frequent and discrete, direct teaching. Pupils should be able to form letters correctly and confidently. The size of the writing implement (pencil, pen) should not be too large for a young pupil’s hand. Whatever is being used should allow the pupil to hold it easily and correctly so that bad habits are avoided.
Left-handed pupils should receive specific teaching to meet their needs.
In addition to the excellent whole school handwriting resources, there are some exercises, videos and tasks here to help continue this learning at home.