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Cotmanhay Junior School

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When starting Cotmanhay Juniors, children will have already been taught the correct letter formations. We continue to embed correct letter formation for those who need it; pupils who are more confident are introduced to joined handwriting. This is developed from Year 3 onwards.


In Year 3 and 4, handwriting is taught at least three times a week to ensure the majority of children are writing using legible, joined handwriting.  From Year 5 onwards, handwriting is reinforced through modelling and interventions.


To maintain consistency, we use the Nelson Handwriting (Oxford Owl) scheme. This takes children through the different joins and allows time for recapping and embedding.