New Handwriting Script Introduced
Teachers had a lot of fun last week going back to school to learn how to write once again.
We have adopted a joined cursive style of handwriting from reception class and you will find some accompanying resources on this page to show you how the school's handwriting style will work. Teachers and pupils alike have had fun learnng the new script - do ask you child to demonstrate the progress they are making.
The British Dyslexia Association supports the teaching of a cursive style right from when children are taught to write.
We adopt the most widely recommended handwriting style which is called continuous cursive. Its most important feature is that each letter is formed without taking the pencil off the paper – and consequently, each word is formed in one, flowing movement.
The key advantages to this system are:
- By making each letter in one movement, children’s hands develop a ‘physical memory’ of it, making it easier to produce the correct shape;
- Because letters and words flow from left to right, children are less likely to reverse letters which are typically difficult (like b/d or p/q);
- There is a clearer distinction between capital letters and lower case;
- The continuous flow of writing ultimately improves speed and spelling.