At Daisyfield Primary School we believe handwriting is a skill which, like reading and spelling, affects written communication across the curriculum. We use Letter Join handwriting scheme.
In the early years, children take part in activities to develop their fine and gross motor-skills and recognition of patterns and also learn how to correctly hold a pencil and use it to form recognisable letters.
By the end of Key Stage 1 children will be able to write legibly, using upper and lower-case letters appropriately and correct spacing between words using a cursive style.
We aim for children to develop a clear, fluent style and by the end of Year 6 be able to adapt their handwriting for the for different purposes, such as: a neat, legible hand for finished, presented work, a faster script for note making and the ability to print for labelling diagrams etc.