How do we become great at handwriting?
We develop our fine motor skills.
These activities strengthen our fine motor skills enabling us to hold a pencil.
We practise holding a pencil using nip, flip and grip.
We enjoy being given lots of opportunities to write; using a variety of mediums and context indoors and outside the classroom.
We practise holding our pencil correctly.
This is called a dynamic tripod grip.
We are taught how to correctly form letters.
This year, as a whole school team, we have introduced the 'write well' handwriting scheme. The scheme aims to develop a child's ability to follow the correct sequence of movement to form letters.The lowercase letters are introduced in five motion-inspired ‘letter families’.
To develop your child's handwriting we would love you to partner with us and encourage them to practise forming their letters at home; using the correct pencil grip and sequence of movement. The document below outlines the correct letter formation.