We are now part of the Letter – Join handwriting scheme, providing a whole school systematic and progressive approach to the teaching of handwriting.
Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. Greater emphasis has been placed on presentation, the formation of letters and joined handwriting to meet the end of Key Stage targets so the formal teaching of handwriting is carried out regularly and systematically to support meeting these. By the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils should have the ability to produce fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy joined-up handwriting. Through the use of Letter join, we aim to make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking.
Skills taught throughout school
For our youngest pupils we teach handwriting on a daily basis and as part of our phonics sessions.
Activities include the following;
Years 1 to 3:
Tuition will continue with three to five weekly lessons of around 30 minutes covering:
Years 4 to 6:
More advanced handwriting techniques will be taught during two or three weekly lessons of 30 to 45 minutes teaching:
Letter- join at home
Letter- join activities and resources can be accessed at home on a laptop and table. If you have lost the logins please see your class teacher.