Handwriting at Our Academy

In all year groups, high standards of handwriting are expected across the curriculum. Teachers model correct letter formation and, where appropriate, correct joins through shared writing and feedback in children’s books. Teachers identify key letters or letter groups that children need further support with and provide opportunities to practise these. An individual approach is taken when supporting children with their handwriting. For example, through the use of highlighted lines, pencil grips, modelled examples on tables/in books or Kaligo interventions.

In LKS2, when children are able to form and join their letters legibly and consistently, they are offered opportunities to write using a pen.

In UKS2, children are encouraged to select the writing implement which suits the task and enables them to produce work which they are proud of.

Please ask your child's teacher for more information on how to support your child with their handwriting.