At Grange Infant school, we are proud of our pupils handwriting and we place high value on children taking pride and care over their work. We use Letter-join as the basis of our handwriting policy in school which covers the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. At the end of key stage 1 pupils should have the ability to produce cursive, legible and eventually speedy handwriting. We aim to make handwriting an automatic process that does not with the creative and mental thinking of the children. As a catalyst to develop cursive and legible handwriting, we encourage parents and carers to use Letter-resources at home and have arranged for free access to the home edition of Letter-join (see below).

In the Early Years there is a big emphasis upon gross motor skills and then fine motor skills. We use a range of resources to practice these basic skills. This moves into correct letter and number formation with a focus on both upper and lower case letters. We use Letter-join to ensure a consistent and progressive approach to the teaching and practice of handwriting. This is supported by website examples for pupils and parents, pupils practice books and lesson plans.


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