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St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy

Cursive Handwriting at St Peter and St Paul

We have adopted a fully-joined, cursive handwriting. This means that the pen or pencil is not lifted at all from the beginning of a word to the end. Dots and crosses are added at the end of the word. The reasons for adopting this style are as follows:

It follows natural movement:

  • Correct letter formation is taught from the start

  • It aids left to write movement

  • Every lower-case (small) letter begins on the line

  • Every letter has a lead in and lead out stroke

  • Words are seen as separate, whole units

  • It improves spelling

Capital letters start at the top of the letter and are not joined.

The power point below outlines how each letter should be written.