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At Cobbs we use the cursive joins style from Teach Handwriting.  Children begin by learning the printed letter with an exit flick. In Key Stage 1 children learn how to join these letters in a cursive style. It is our aim that children are able to write in neat, joined handwriting by the end of Key Stage 1.(Please note that children are not taught an entry flick and we do not use a continuous cursive).

Please follow this link to the Teach Handwriting website.


The National Curriculum states that:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another
  • start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
  • write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters
  • use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

How to Hold your Pencil

How to Help you Child at Home with Handwriting - RH

If you are RIGHT handed hold your pencil like this.

How to Help you Child at Home with Handwriting - LH

If you are LEFT handed hold your pencil like this.

How to Form letters


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