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Primary Academy

How we teach Handwriting

Kinetic Letters

Resources – Kinetic Letters

The outcomes that we will strive to ensure all our pupils achieve are:

· Having fluent, legible and speedy handwriting that can be performed automatically, so that the attention of the brain is on the content of the writing.

· Having the stamina and skills to write at length, with accurate spelling and punctuation.

· Having competence in transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition.

· Writing clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

· Having a comfortable and efficient pencil hold and working position.


The programme has four threads.

  1. Making bodies stronger
  2. Holding the pencil (for speed, comfort and legibility)
  3. Learning the letters
  4. Flow and fluency