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In school we use Nelson Handwriting.  Copies of textbooks showing the style are available in school. This develops through a print style with flicks to gradual joining within words as children are developmentally ready. Note that letters which end with a backwards stroke (b,g,j,p,q,x,y,z,s) do not join – they are called ‘break letters’.


We model joined handwriting for the children when we write on the board or in books from Year 1 upwards, but we do not insist upon it until Year 3 when most children are developmentally ready.



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