At Twyning School, we teach basic letter formation at the start of Reception in Rabbits Class. During Year 1, the children start to learn pre-cursive writing and learn to use a 'feeder-leader' line at the start of each lower-case letter. It is really important at this stage that they can also form the CAPITAL LETTERS correctly too and they know that these letters do not join. Throughout the rest of KS1, cursive (joined) handwriting is taught and the children really develop their fluency. We use a scheme called 'The Write Path' by Julie Palmer which is a really inclusive handwriting scheme suitable for all writers and learners (including left-handed writers). Once children are in KS2, we aim that they have the handwriting style fully embedded so that they can all present their work in a cursive, fluent style.
Information sessions for parents
Normally, we aim to invite all parents in to school to learn about our handwriting scheme so that they can support their children at home. We are aiming to hold one of these sessions in the Autumn term of 2021.