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.