Handwriting

At New Close we introduce the children to cursive handwriting through their phonics. As they learn digraphs and trigraphs they start to join these letter group formations. This begins in EYFS and continues through KS1. Towards the end of year one children are taught handwriting in at least one specific session each week. This continues up into KS2.
Children who struggle with handwriting have in class intervention support to help improve their gross/fine motor skills.
It is expected that children will have achieved their ‘Pen License’ by the end of year four. To earn this they need to demonstrate the targets set out below in all their writing, all the time.