The teaching of handwriting aims to ensure that children:
· Achieve a neat, legible style with correctly formed letters in cursive handwriting.
· Develop flow and speed.
· Understand the need to develop a good handwriting style.
· Eventually produce the letters automatically in their independent writing.
· Children at Key Stage 2 are aware that they need to balance speed and neatness to achieve a writing style appropriate to a task.
In order to achieve these aims, the following principles are followed:
Teaching and Learning:
· Handwriting is taught as a discrete lesson in classes, groups or individually as appropriate.
· Patterns are used initially, by writing with a variety of tools and using multisensory methods, to help free flowing hand motions.
· Correct pencil hold and letter formation are taught in Reception and KS1 and in KS2 handwriting is frequently linked with spelling.
· Display writing throughout the school includes cursive writing and computer generated writing.