In Year 2 we teach cursive handwriting and practise our letter formation daily. I thought it would be helpful for me to do some videos on our lined paper to show the correct letter formation, but I have also included a link to a good website below which offers a range of ideas for games and activities that help to build the key strengths and physical skills important for handwriting.
It is important to acknowledge that handwriting is a complex skill to learn and starts well before a child is ready to pick up a pencil and make marks on paper. There are many skills and strengths that need to be learnt and developed in stages as a child grows which establishes a foundation upon which to develop good handwriting. These include:
*Please keep an eye out for the Year R/1 Clever Fingers page for a whole host of other activities designed to develop fine motor skills.