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English & Handwriting

Reception Year: Handwriting Support for Parents

Order of teaching: Correct letter formation

Curly “c” letters:

c over the top and round

o curly “c” all the way round

a curly “c” up, down, flick

d curly “c” all the way up, down, flick

g curly “c” up, down, give it a tail

q curly “c” up, down, kick

s curly “c” and round the other way

b straight down, up to the middle, round to the bottom

h straight down, up to the middle, over and flick

l straight down, flick

k straight down, up to the middle, loop and a kick

p straight down, up to the top, round to the middle

t down and round, take your pencil off, and across

f over the top, straight down, round the other way and across

j straight down, round, give it a dot

i short down, round, give it a dot

m down, up, over, up, over and flick

n down over and flick

r down, up and over

u down, up, down, flick

y down, up, down, give it a tail

v down, up

w down, up, down, up

x across and across

z straight, across, straight

 

Year 1 & 2: Handwriting Support for Parents

Order of teaching: Single Letters (Reception Year and Year 1)

c a d g q o

e s f

i l t

u y j k

r n m

h b p

v w x z

Joins Y1/2: Introducing the four handwriting joins

First join; un um ig id ed eg an or ing ung

Second join; ch sh th tl ll ill sli slu ck ack st sti ink unk

Third join; od pg re ve oon oom

Fourth join; wl vl of ff fl flo

Practise the break letters b p g q y j z

Practise capital letters

Joins Y2: Revision

Practise the break letters b p g q y j z

Practise capital letters

Joins Y2: Further Practice of the Four Handwriting Joins

in ine

ut ute

ve vi

ok oh

sh as es (practising two ways of joining the letter s)

ri ru ry (practising joining from the letter r)

oa ad as (practising joining to and from the letter a)

ee ea ed (practising joining from the letter)

ow ov ox (practising joining from the letter o)

ky hy ly (practising joining to the letter y)

ha ta fa (practising joining to the letter a)

od oo og( practising joining from the letter o)

er ir ur (practising joining to the letter r)

ai al at

o you oi

re oe fe (practising the horizontal join to the letter e)

fu wu vu (practising the horizontal join to the letter u)

ot ol ok (practising joining to ascenders)

ai al ow ol (practising all the joins)

 

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