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.
  • Cursive Handwriting Style Example

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