We are changing our handwriting style and moving to a cursive style
The new 2014 curriculum says that children should learn to form all their lower case and capital letters plus digits 0-9 by the end of Year 1. They then need to start joining their letters in Year 2. In Year 3m they need to concentrate on increasing the legibility, consistency and quality of their joined handwriting. Throughout Key Stage 2, children need to keep up the quality of their handwriting and concentrate on increasing their speed.
In order to ensure our children are able to reach these expectations we have decided to adopt cursive handwriting as the handwriting style for our school.
Children will be taught cursive handwriting from Nursery. In Nursery and Reception children learn how to form the letters correctly and are not required to join them. From Year 1 onwards children will be encouraged to join letters as soon as they are able to.
Children are taught cursive writing because;