Handwriting Scheme

The skill of handwriting needs to be taught explicitly.  It is not a natural skill that will grow and develop like speaking or walking.  It is a motor activity (a movement stored in the body) rather than a conscious memory.

Click the rainbow below to see why we chose the Spectrum Handwriting Scheme



How can I help my child develop their handwriting?

You can help by asking your child these questions:

  • Are all the letters the same size?
  • Are all the down stroke parallel?
  • Are the height and length of ascenders and descenders regular?
  • Is the space between words even?
  • Is the writing a reasonable size?
  • Could your presentation be improved?

 For fluent writers extend skills by:

  • Encouraging children to evaluate their own and others' writing.
  • Attempt to write faster retaining fluency and legibility
  • Setting time challenges for each other.