Handwriting in Key Stage 1 (5 - 7 yrs)
UK National Curriculums for handwriting
Statutory requirements plus notes and guidance for teaching handwriting to 5 to 7 year olds in; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Handwriting animations and worksheets
Free animations and accompanying worksheets to support children through the 3 stages of handwriting; pre-handwriting patterns, single letter formation and joins.
Pencil grip for handwriting
The expected developmental stages of pencil grip for this age group and other related factors.
Sitting position for handwriting
The best sitting position, when handwriting, for both right and left-handed writers.
Paper position for handwriting
How to correctly position and tilt the paper for right and left-handed writers.
Handwriting warm up activities
At the desk gross and fine motor skills activities to get the body ready for handwriting and to relax it during extended handwriting tasks.