A guide to Handwriting at South Parade
"Handwriting is a tool that has to work. It must be comfortable, fast and legible.”
Angela Webb, Chair, National Handwriting Association
We have recently adopted a semi cursive handwriting style in school. Our main aim and belief is that having coherent, legible handwriting is a basic skill that all children should be equipped with.
Our handwriting programme is based around four main development phases. They are:
We have a number of resources below which you can use at home to aid handwriting practise.
The document named ‘Our handwriting scheme’ provides a model for how each letter should be formed and some instructions for how to use the handwriting paper (hw size 1-4, 1 being the larger paper for our emerging younger writers and size 4 for our children who are fluent and secure with their formation and fluency).