Handwriting at Our Academy

As a school, we are focusing on developing the children's handwriting. We teach cursive script right from the outset with pupils learning to 'whoosh' (lead-in stroke) and 'flick' (lead-out stroke).

The children work through four stages for handwriting:

  • Sitting letters correctly on the line
  • Using the correct shape and size for their letters
  • Ensuring specific letters are formed correctly
  • Using cursive joins

When the children can join their letters correctly, they are awarded their “Pen License” which means they are able to write in pen rather than in pencil.

Please ask your child's teacher for more information on handwriting.