At Elmore Green Primary School, we are very proud of our pupil’s handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined handwriting style. We use Letter-join as the basis of our approach to handwriting, which covers all the requirements of the 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 form all letters correctly and begin to use a cursive script. 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.
We aim to make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking.
If you are practising any handwriting or letter formation at home, we ask that you take a look at the handwriting script we teach at Elmore Green. Encouraging your child to form/join letters in the same way that we do at school will ensure an accurate style and avoid confusion. If a child learns how to form or join letters incorrectly, it is extremely difficult to re-teach them the correct way and this will hinder their progress throughout the English curriculum and may prevent them from attaining national expectations at the end of each Key Stage.