At Ratby Primary School we  use the  handwriting scheme called ‘letterjoin’ across school. This decision was made to improve the presentation, speed and fluency of children’s handwriting.

Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the curriculum. By 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.Our intention is to make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking.

A copy of the Handwriting policy with more information regarding this particular scheme will be can be downloaded below. The main change to note is that all letters will start from the line:

It is worth noting that as a school we have made a decision to form the letters f k w x and z in the following way: