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Cursive Handwriting Introduced in Early Years and Juniors

Posted: 4th October 2013 | Category: Reception

Cursive Handwriting has now been introduced in the Early Years and Juniors. Learning cursive offers an array of benefits and we are very excited to be introducing it from a much younger age. All children will now be taught to form their letters in the following way:

All letters, with the exception of 'f' begin on the line and have a lead in and out. Letters are taught in family groups e.g 'c' makes 'a','o','g','d' and 'q'. If you would like more information on how each letter is formed, please see your child's form teacher who will happily give demonstrations.

In Kindergarten, children are introduced to cursive writing through fun activities such as mark-making in trays of sand or foam, with the emphasis on curved lines and patterns.

In Reception, the focus is on unjoined cursive letters and when a child can securely form each letter correctly and neatly they will progress onto joined up writing. The transition from unjoined to joined up cursive writing will depend entirely on the individual child. It may happen anywhere between Reception and Year 2.

Here at Skippers we value handwriting  as a vital life skill and we are already seeing very pleasing results.


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