Handwriting is taught daily.


In the Foundation Stage, children develop their fine motor skills by using tools such as tweezers, exercising their muscles in 'Dough Gym' and using their hands to squash, mix, turn and grab things. They use chunky pencils and whiteboard pens to form the letters of their name and write sentences.


In year 1, children begin joining letters to form digraphs and trigraphs that they learn in their phonics lessons.


Children progress to develop their own style of legible, joined handwriting by the end of Year 6 and are able to write with speed.

Please see the progression of handwriting in our policy below: