Improving children’s handwriting has been an important part of our school development in recent years. At Farncombe School children are taught to write in a cursive (joined) style. The expectation is for all pupils to begin joining their letters at the beginning of Year 2. Through Nursery, Reception and Year 1, children are taught to start every lower case letter on the line with a lead in. This is an important part of learning to write and leads to improved fluency and better spelling than printed letters.
School staff have worked hard to create a very consistent language for handwriting. Please use the exact words from the attachment below when writing at home with your child. Demonstrations are given each September, so that current parents are clear on how to support writing at home.