Children are taught to use a cursive handwriting style adapted from The Handwriting file, Kath Balcombe (1998-2002).
The benefits of teaching cursive script are:
- It helps children’s writing to be clear, fluent legible and fast.
- Having a lead in and out stroke avoids confusion about where to begin letter formation.
- The pencil does not often need to be lifted from the page which reinforces phonic and spelling patterns.