This is the handwriting style we use at St Anne's. The children will initially learn to write and form letters that are not joined, but will be easy to join once taught. The correct formation is very important. Children will learn that when writing, letters always start on the line. Later in the year when the Phase 3 digraphs are reviewed, the children will be taught to join the digraphs and trigraphs. Please do not let your child join letters until we have taught this in school as this can lead to bad habits being learned. Through Year 1 and Year 2 they will continue to join more letters and it is hoped that all children are joining their writing from Year 2 / Year 3.
Since introducing this handwriting style in April 2019, we have seen vast improvements in the children's ability to join and also the presentation of their writing.
Below are documents that will help you support your child at home: