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Woodlands Primary

Handwriting

You can find out all about the handwriting style we teach on this website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zft8r2p

In KS1 we teach the Curly Caterpillar Letters:

The Curly caterpillar family (c, a, d, g, q, o, e, s and f) is formed with a rounded movement made to start writing the letter. 

Watch the video and find resources here.

We then move onto the Long Ladder Letters:

The Long ladder letter family (l, i, u, t and y) is formed with a long, downward movement made to start writing the letter

Watch the video and find resources here.

Finally, we teach the One-Armed Robot Letters

The one-armed robot letters are: b, h, k, m, n, p and r. They always start by going straight down, up and over. Most of these letters have a curve, except for the letter k.

Watch the video and find resources here.