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Age related expectations - handwriting

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peppaminttea Wed 24-May-17 14:35:49

Can anyone explain to me what the age related expectations are in handwriting by the time a child gets to year 6? Should they be able to or always writing in cursive for example?


Iggity Thu 25-May-17 21:56:00

My 8 year old DS has been writing in cursive for the last couple of years. He is in Year 3 and about to get his pen licence. I don't know what the expectation is but they are handing out pen licences in his year so assume they expect that by Year 3, age 8, they can write legibly using cursive handwriting but this is just a guess. I don't know what the national curriculum says about handwriting.

spanieleyes Fri 26-May-17 08:15:52

The "working towards expected standard" for year 6 says
"producing legible joined handwriting"
The "expected standard" says
maintaining legibility, fluency and speed in handwriting through choosing whether or not to join specific letters.

There is no handwriting statement for working at greater depth.

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