Maple Class – Handwriting super stars! 24.01.17.
‘Start on the line, go up in a loop, back down and around and hook’
This is how we form the letter ‘e‘ correctly.
Show someone at home how carefully you can form this letter. Maybe you could try writing it in some sand, painting it with a paintbrush or using your finger on the side of a bubbly bath! What’s the most interesting thing to write it with?
Explain to someone at home why we always start each letter with an entry stroke.
With the year’s first Big Write fast approaching, we are beginning to wonder which children will be the first to be awarded one of our new edition Pen Licences. Following the introduction of our fully cursive handwriting style, children (and adults!) all around school have been working hard to master the flowing new style, concentrating hard on remembering their entry strokes, exit strokes, and fully joined descenders.
As we complete our first Big Write on Friday, will you be one of the first to show you have mastered the handwriting style, earning yourself a Pen Licence and a brand new pen?
Holly class have been working hard to learn cursive handwriting!
Remember to keep practising at home.
Which letters are you finding difficult to form?
Are there any joins you are unsure of?
Bring these questions to Mr Hardee.
Everyday we have a 15 minute handwriting session. We complete a page of our handwriting books, making sure we hold our pencils correctly and are sitting comfortably on our chairs.
We are working really hard to ensure the correct letters sit on the line and letters with ascenders (tall backs – b, d, h, k, l, t) and descenders (tails or parts formed below the line – f, g, j, p, q, y) are formed accurately.