Subject Co-Ordinator: Miss Reeves 

In March 2017 we introduced a new handwriting programme in order to improve handwriting and presentation at Yew Tree. We have frequent handwriting lessons to teach our handwriting style, how to form letters correctly and how to join letters together. Handwriting is celebrated throughout school on displays and within lessons to encourage children to take pride in their presentation. 

Handwriting takes place using guidelines to support the children in forming their letters the correct size. The children are familiar with the names of these lines (top broken line, top solid line, bottom solid line and bottom broken line). Most letters sit within the solid lines, with the exception of ascenders (e.g. h, l, b), descenders (e.g. y, g, j) and capitals.  

The children's books in all subjects (except Maths) have the guidelines in for consistency in handwriting.  Below you will find the programme guide 'Achieving Excellence in Handwriting' and a printable copy of the guidelines 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 sizes that each year group use in their exercise books in school

 

Year Group

Book 1

Book 2

Reception

Plain

HW1

Year 1

HW2

HW3

Year 2

HW3

HW3

Year 3

HW3

HW4

Year 4

HW4

HW4

Year 5

HW4

HW4

Year 6

HW4

HW4