At Sudbury Primary School, we use Letter-join as the basis of our handwriting policy that covers all the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum. At the end of Key Stage 2, all pupils should have the ability to produce fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy joined-up handwriting, and to understand the different forms of handwriting used for different purposes.
We aim for our pupils to develop neat, legible handwriting using continuous cursive letters that leads to producing letters and words automatically at speed in independent writing. We aim to make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking.
All teachers have high expectations regarding the presentation of work in all areas of the curriculum. Across the school, a consistent approach is used. All staff are expected to model the cursive Letter-join handwriting style when modelling writing in lessons, when writing comments on children’s work or when producing displays.