In order to improve handwriting and presentation at Yew Tree we have introduced a new handwriting programme. This began in March 2017 with frequent handwriting lessons to teach the new handwriting style, how to form letters correctly and join letters together. Handwriting now takes place using line guides which support the children in the correct size of letters when writing.
From September 2017 the children's books in all subjects (except Maths) will have line guides for consistency in handwriting. Below you will find the programme guide (Achieving Excellence in Handwriting) and line guides so that you can help and encourage your child to practice at home.
The table below shows you which guidelines your child is using. These are the handwriting sheet sizes that each year group will use from September (Book 1) and then they will progress to the lines in Book 2 later in the year. Reception will start practising on the larger foundation stage handwriting sheet.