Throughout the school, the children develop their joined handwriting once they are confident with the correct letter formation – usually, children will start joining their letters towards the end of Year 1.

Letter Formation

Forming letters correctly is a key part of children’s development and essential to enable them to develop a fluent, fluid handwriting style. Clink on the links below to see how to form the letters correctly.

Letter formation – right-handed pupils

Letter formation – left-handed pupils

(Formation taken from Charles Cripps, ‘A Hand for Spelling’)