KS2 Writing - Handwriting

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Pupils should be taught to:

· Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined (in independent writing).

· Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting, e.g.by ensuring that the down strokes of letters are parallel and equidistant; that lines of writing are spaced sufficiently so that the ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch (be able to increase the fluency with which pupils are able to write down what they say).

Pupils should be taught to:

· write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed by:

· choose which shape of a letter to use when given choices and deciding, as part of their personal style, whether or not to join specific letters (be given time to practise)

· choose the writing implement that is best suited for a task (e.g. quick notes, letters) (be clear about the standard of handwriting for a particular task)

Pupils should be fluent in handwriting but refer to previous year group objectives if necessary.

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