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Church of England Academy

'Strength in difference, together we are one, together we fly high'

Courage – I rise to a challenge and I am brave.

Friendship – I encourage others and build them up.

Trust – I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.

Respect – I treat others how I would like to be treated.



Handwriting is taught daily in EYFS and KS1, interlinked with the Read Write Inc programme and at least once a week in Key Stage 2 (more in Year 3 dependent on the individual cohort’s needs). Skills for handwriting are taught at an early age and gross and fine motor skills are developed in EYFS through art and other activities. By Year 6, children should write legibly, joined and at speed.

Read Write Inc Handwriting

It is important that our children learn to write the letters as they learn the sounds. Read Write Inc suggest mnemonics (short rhymes) to help children form letters correctly when they are early readers, which gives them the foundations to develop a joined style when they move into Key Stage 2.


You can find the mnemonics below. Click on the image to enlarge.

Beyond the Read Write Inc programme, we use the Nelson Handwriting vehicle to drive our handwriting teaching.