Throughout EYFS and KS1, our sequenced handwriting progression follows the ‘Read Write Inc Phonics Scheme’, aligning handwriting with the phonics taught. In KS2 this is supported with ‘Penpals Handwriting’.
Writing depends on fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting and so emphasis is given to the importance of correct posture, along with pencil/pen grip.
We also develop accurate letter formation before the introduction of letter joins. By the end of KS2, we aim that pupils should be able to:
“……choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices and decide whether or not to join specific letters choosing the writing implement that is best suited for a task” (National Curriculum in England).
Our aim is that all pupils understand the importance of clear and neat presentation, in order to communicate meaning effectively.
Click here to view the progression of handwriting through the school:
Handwriting progression grid
Click here to read our Handwriting Policy