The children’s journey to mastering handwriting begins in the Nursery. In the nursery class, we develop the children fine motor skills and muscle control through a variety of activities such as disco dough, using scissors, and manipulating small objects. We also teach the children to hold a pencil correctly.

The school follows a handwriting program called, Penpals. Penpals is a complete handwriting scheme that ensures progression from early development of gross and fine motor skills to confident letter formation and accomplished joins.

The children are initially taught to form the letters correctly, and then in Year 1 we introduce joins. These joins are then practised and built upon as the child moves though the school.

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