At Pearson Primary School we value the uniqueness and individuality of each child’s handwriting and aim to develop a high standard of penmanship for every child.

We prioritise a firm foundation in letter formation using the RWI letter formation phrases before we begin to teach letter joins. Daily practise is key to every child’s success and this starts immediately as the children join the school.

This helpful video provides more information for parents and families.

Daily practise is an essential ingredient for handwriting success. If your child is in EYFS, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 and attends a phonics group, you will receive a daily link to the sound that your child is learning that day. This is the best handwriting practice for your child, so that they are learning the sounds that the letters make alongside forming the grapheme.

These are the Letter Phrases from RWI.

This video models all of the letter graphemes using the RWI letter formation phrases to help your child remember them.

As your child moves through school, handwriting practice continues to be important as their style develops. Oxford Owl has produced some helpful guidance so that you know what to expect in each year group. Just click on your child’s year group to see more information and activity ideas to practise at home using the link below.

Support, advice and activities for handwriting in years 1-6

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