Throughout KS2, the focus is on children’s development of writing legibly, fluently and with increasing speed. Emphasis is placed on children being taught to choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices and deciding whether or not to join specific letters, as well as choosing the writing implement that is best suited for a task.
To ensure a consistent approach, children are explicitly taught the skill of handwriting each week. We have high expectations in handwriting lessons and make sure that children are expected to apply the same standards in other writing as well. Handwriting practice takes place each week and has a clear focus, with key teaching points demonstrated to the class. Each session provides allocated time for children to practise the specific handwriting skill. Extension activities will allow for further practise, development and challenge.