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Handwriting

Our handwriting programme is designed to be taught for ten minutes on a daily basis. We start with the 'c' pattern in Year R and progress through the remaining patterns when children become confident with each pattern, individual letter and join. 

 

Successful handwriting relies on:

 

  • Adequate fine motor skills
  • Correct pencil grip
  • Correct seating position – feet flat on the floor, chair pulled under the table, non-writing hand holding the book to keep it steady, sitting squarely facing the book.

 

Below you will find the document detailing the progression.

A child’s fine motor skills and pencil control is one of the basic requirements for good handwriting skills. Below you will find different pencil control sheets that you can print off for your child to complete.

As it says in the progression most letters are formed in ‘pattern families’. Below are sheets for you to print off so your child can practise at home.