In Year 1 we use a cursive handwriting script, leading towards joining up.
The letter families the children know from Year R are the same:-
- ladder letters
- curly caterpillar letters
- one armed robot letters
- zig zag letters
Now each letter will have a lead in and out and every letter starts on the line.
Below is a guide to the letter families and the letter formation.
There are lots of ways to practise letter formation and handwriting.
- paint brush and water on a wall or patio
- painting the letters
- using chalk or felt tips
- using a finger in a tray of sand, shaving foam or flour
- using different coloured paper or on large pieces of paper
There also games and apps which help help especially on tablets with a stylus such as the one below:-