Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. By the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils should have the ability to produce fluent, legible and eventually, speedy joined-up handwriting. and to understand the different forms of handwriting used for different purposes. Our intention is to make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking.

 

Our Aims:

  • To develop a neat, legible, speedy handwriting style using continuous cursive letters, which leads to producing letters and words automatically in independent writing.

  • To establish and maintain high expectations for the presentation of written work.

  • For pupils to understand the importance of neat presentation to help commuicate meaning clearly. 

 

All teaching staff are encouraged to model the cursive style in all their handwriting, whether on whiteboards, displays or in pupils' books. Consistency throughout the school pupils should experience coherence and continuity in the learning and teaching of handwriting across all school years and be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their work. Our objective is to help pupils enjoy learning and developing their handwriting with a sense of achievement and pride.

 

Handwriting frequency is a cross-curricular task and will be taken into consideration during all lessons. Formal teaching of handwriting will be carreid out regularly and systematically to ensure Key Stage targets are met.

 

Pens and pencils - children will start handwriting using a soft pencil. When find motor skills have been established a handwriting pen can be used. More competent pupils can use a ballpoint pen.

 

SHEFFORD LOWER HANDWRITING SUPPORT PACK 1

SHEFFORD LOWER HANDWRITING SUPPORT PACK 2

SHEFFORD LOWER HANDWRITING SUPPORT PACK 3

SHEFFORD LOWER HANDWRITING SUPPORT PACK 4

HEAD TEACHER: Mrs Polly Ross

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER: Mrs Victoria Joyce

CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Mrs Jo Elliott

Shefford Lower School, School Lane, Shefford, SG17 5XA

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