Children learn printed letter formation from Reception to Year One.

At the start of Year 2 they begin to form cursive letters with a lead in stroke.

Every cursive letter begins on the line and all tail letters loop to join the next letter.

Children learn a fully cursive style, all letters join to one another.

As the children progress through Key Stage 2 handwriting becomes more fluent.

Pupils with fully joined, neat cursive handwriting are awarded a Pen Licence and pen, giving permission for them to write in their schoolwork in pen.

The website teachhandwriting is useful for handwriting top tips and practice sheets.

How to write continuous cursive letters

Continuous Cursive Style.pdf

Resources to print

Letter formation worksheet upper and lower case printed.pdf
Number Formation Worksheet.pdf