We use the New Nelson handwriting style at St Mary’s.
We do not join decenders, so f g j and y are not looped
You can help your child by asking these questions:
Are all the letters the same size?
Are all the down strokes parallel?
Are the height and length of ascenders and descenders regular?
Is the space between letters even? Is spacing between words even?
Is the writing a reasonable size?
Could presentation be improved?
For fluent writers extend skills by:
Encouraging children to evaluate their own and others' writing.
Attempt to write faster retaining fluency and legibility - setting time challenges for each other.
By the end of Year 6 children should develop a neat, flowing, confident style.
You can click on the three examples at the side of the page to open larger versions.