Teaching of Handwriting

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  • The Letter-join handwriting scheme is used to support children’s handwriting development. In EYFS and KS1, children use the print version to develop their handwriting skills and once they have mastered this, they progress to joining. By the end of KS2, children should be confidently joining using the cursive font. 
  • Children practise their handwriting 4 x per week both in KS1 and KS2. The regularity of the sessions is important to ensure that children master the various formations and joins. By improving handwriting, we recognise that we lessen the cognitive load during writing lessons and children are free to focus more on writing composition.  
  • Although we aim to achieve good handwriting during these sessions, we actively encourage children to apply what they have learned consistently in their other curriculum lessons.