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Handwriting Patterns

Handwriting

 

At Highcliffe St Mark we use a cursive handwriting style.

 

We teach the cursive letter formation using the interactive 'Singalong Cursive Handwriting' app. Each letter has its own song, which describes how it’s written: for example, 'a' is represented by a rainbow, and the song, ‘follow the rainbow, curl back round, up and down then flick.’

 

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Correct Posture and Pencil Grip for Handwriting

 

We encourage our children to sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly.

Sitting position:

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  • Sit right at the back of the seat
  • Pull the chair close to the table
  • Keep feet flat on the floor
  • Hold the paper with the hand that is not writing

 

 

 

 

The Tripod Pencil Grip

 

Both right and left handed children are encouraged to use the tripod grip which allows the pencil to be held securely whilst allowing controlled movements of the pencil nib.

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 Children will be given multi-sensory opportunities to develop mark making.

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Handwriting patterns

 

Here are some examples of the 'handwriting fluency patterns' that your child will practice at school.                         Can you try some at home?

 

Handwriting Fluency Patterns

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How to Begin Handwriting - Handwriting Patterns - Straights 1.mp4

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How to Begin Handwriting - Handwriting Patterns - Joins 7.mp4

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How to Begin Handwriting - Handwriting Patterns - Joins 9.mp4

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