Handwriting in Foundation Stage (4 - 5 yrs)

UK National Curriculums for handwriting

Statutory requirements plus notes and guidance for teaching handwriting to 4 to 5 year olds in; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Handwriting animations and worksheets

Pre-handwriting patterns, single letter and join animations and worksheets with both picture and colour or just colour clues that support our 4 Teaching Routes.

Pencil grip for handwriting

The expected pencil grip developmental stages for this age group and advice on how to support children through them.

Sitting position for handwriting

The best sitting position, when handwriting, for both right and left-handed writers.

Paper position for handwriting

How to correctly position and tilt the paper for right and left-handed writers.

Key strengths needed for handwriting

Activities and assessments to support the development of the gross and fine motor skills (Key Strengths) needed for handwriting.

Handwriting warm up activities

At the desk gross and fine motor skills activities to get the body ready for handwriting and to relax it during extended handwriting tasks.

Handwriting teaching tips

Extra tips to help support the teaching of handwriting in your class.