At St Pius X we teach printing in the EYFS and cursive from Year 1 onwards. From Year 2 onward, children are expected to join their writing. The entry strokes are a vital step in this process. At St Pius X we use 'The handwriting file with entry strokes' by Kath Balcombe. In the EYFS and Key Stage 1 we have discrete handwriting lessons. In Key Stage 2 handwriting is built into basic skills and English lessons.
We have worked hard to raise the profile of writing, especially the presentation and pride children take.
Our handwriting scheme can be seen below.