Fluent, neat and joined handwriting relies on letters being formed in the correct way and from the correct starting point. At Someries Infant and Nursery School we ensure that children are all taught this consistently by teaching weekly short and focused handwriting sessions.
To support the development of handwriting, the school uses handwriting guidelines in all writing books, as well when modelling writing in lessons on flip chart paper and interactive whiteboard backgrounds.
Here is an example of the handwriting guidelines that we use in our writing books and when modelling writing in lessons:
Your child is taught how to form each letter according to the guide below from Nursery. It is important children form each letter correctly as this will support them well when they begin to join their handwriting in Year Two. Please encourage your child to use the correct letter formation when completing homework activities or any other writing activities at home (for example writing greetings cards).
At Someries Infant School we believe that neat, well-formed handwriting and presentation of written work will help to raise writing standards as pupils will take pride in and have a sense of ownership of their work.
Read our handwriting and presentation policy