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Broughton Junior School


We believe that pupils should experience coherence and continuity in the learning and teaching of handwriting across all school years and be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their work. Our aim is to help pupils enjoy learning and developing their handwriting with a sense of achievement and pride.


We use Letter-join as the basis of our handwriting policy that covers all the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.


Handwriting is a basic skill that influences the quality of work throughout the 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 children to:

  • Develop a neat, legible, speedy handwriting style using cursive letters
  • Understand the importance of neat presentation and the need for different letterforms (cursive, printed or capital letters) to help communicate meaning clearly
  • Make handwriting an automatic process that does not interfere with creative and mental thinking
  • Engage with, and encourage parents and carers to use the Letter-join resources at home and have arranged for free access to the Home Edition of Letter-join.


Once the children demonstrate consistent, cursive handwriting in all books across the curriculum, they are awarded their pen licence.


The link below will take you to the Letterjoin site, where you will find information and guidance about letter formation, plus games and resources to support your child with handwriting.