Welcome to our Handwriting page,
Handwriting is an essential skill. It has been linked to improved academic success and self-esteem. Regularly practising our handwriting ensures that our work is legible and that we can write fluently for sustained periods.
As a school we follow the Penpals scheme. This provides us with a consistent approach enabling us to make progress across the school. In the "Penpals Scope and Sequence" document below you will be able to see the sequence that handwriting is taught at Broughton Infant School. The correct formation for letters, numbers and joins at our school is in our "Penpals Information for Parents" document.
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
As well as practising letter formation, it is important for children's handwriting that they develop their gross motor and fine motor skills.
Gross Motor Activities
Gross motor activities improve postural control and muscle strength and are beneficial when developing handwriting skills.
Activities you can try at home:
Fine Motor Activities
Fine motor skills involve the coordination of small muscles and movements of the hands, fingers, and eyes. Developing these skills enable children to hold their pencil and manipulate it effectively.
Fine Motor Activities to try at home:
1. Threading with string, pipe cleaners and straws
2. Rolling and squashing play-doh
3. Squeezing pipettes
4. Cutting shapes and lines
5. Dotting with cotton buds
6. Pinching with pegs and tweezers
See the link below for some great examples to use!