Handwriting and presentation are all important aspects of English study.
- In EYFS, pupils are taught to print clearly and to form letters and numerals correctly.
- In Y1, pupils will be taught to position letters correctly on the line, form lower-case letters accurately, form upper-case letters and the digits 0-9.
- By the end of Y2, pupils should be able to form lower-case letters which are consistent in size in relation to the capital letters used and with consistent spacings between letters and between words. Throughout Y2, pupils will be taught some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join handwriting.
- From Y3 onwards, pupils are expected to produce neat, legible, joined handwriting with increasing speed and accuracy.
This document shows the progression and expectations for teaching handwriting.