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Handwriting in Y1


In Y1 we begin by:

  • Revising the letter families taught in Early Years
  • Continuing to develop good gross and fine motor control
  • Long ladder family: i, j, l, t, u , v, w
  • One armed robot family: b, h, k, m,  n, p, r; numbers: 2, 3, 5
  • Curly Caterpillar family: c, a, d, e, g, o, q, f, s; numbers: 0, 6, 8, 9
  • zigzag family: v, w, x, z; numbers: 1, 4, 7
  • Joins are then introduced (joining two letters together using vertical and horizontal joins):in, am, ab, ch, oa, wo, wh, ob