At Junction Farm we are very proud of our pupil’s handwriting and take particular care in our cursive/joined-up handwriting style. We use Letter-join as the basis of our handwriting policy that covers all the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum.

At the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils should have the ability to produce fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy joined-up handwriting, and to understand the different forms of handwriting used for different purposes. Our aim is to help pupils enjoy learning and developing their handwriting with a sense of achievement and pride.

Handwriting is a cross-curriculum task and will be taken into consideration during all lessons. Formal teaching of handwriting is to be carried out regularly and systematically to ensure Key Stage targets are met. A total of 50 minutes handwriting is taught weekly- broken into several sessions as per timetable.

Below are some examples from our handwriting books.

YEAR 6

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YEAR 5

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YEAR 3

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YEAR 2

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EYFS

In Early Years, focus is on gross motor skills initially. Once children are able to do controlled large movements, they are encouraged to develop their fine motor skills through continuous provision as well as planned activities. To develop the children’s pencil control and handwriting skills, the Letterjoin scheme is followed from Nursery into Reception. Whilst Reception sit formally at tables, Nursery children take part in ‘Squiggle While You Wiggle’ sessions which allow a more creative approach to the Letterjoin lessons.

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