At Treleigh the children will be taught to develop a neat, legible script through regular handwriting lessons from Reception to Year 6. It is our aim to provide a balanced and continuous teaching programme for handwriting.
In stage 1, children will practise correct letter formation and they will learn where to place the letters on the writing line. In stage 2, Children learn a mature style of writing that will lead to joined-up writing. In stage 3, children will learn basic handwriting joins.
From year 1 onwards, children will also follow the Penpals scheme for handwriting. Penpals offers clear progression for handwriting through five developmental stages. It teaches children a fast and fluent handwriting style to help them achieve their potential in writing.
At Treleigh, all children have the opportunity to write in pen for English and other topic related writing as this supports children with developing writing fluency. Pens will be allocated to children who are deemed as ready for their Treleigh Pen Licence.
Teach children that when you use the handwriting signal they automatically go into the perfect
• feet flat on the floor
• bottom at the back of the chair
• body one fist from the table
• shoulders down and relaxed
• back leaning forward slightly
• left/right hand holding the page
• left/right hand ready in a tripod grip – click here to see how to teach a child the correct pen grip
Well Done Everyone!
Wheal Fortune’s first run of pen licenses. Always joined and consistent in size. Well done everyone!