This should be completed daily in order to build up the formation fluency. Below are the letter families, you can see that the top line (or curly caterpillar letters) all start in the same position and go in the same initial direction. You do not need to do them all every day, do a hand warm up first to get their little hands ready and them practise the shapes in the air or on the walls outside with things such as chalk or water and brushes. You can write them on each other's backs or in trays of glitter/flour etc. If your child is confidently forming in the correct direction, please ensure their tall letters (ascenders) (eg d,h) are twice as high as the regular (eg s,e) letters and the low letters, or descenders, go below the line.
This week, we will focus on the one armed robot letters! The k is a particularly tricky letter for them to grasp so please do it small, large, with paint, chalk, water and brushed- anything you can think of to encourage practise.
Pre-cursive handwriting for those children that have been asked to begin is below. If you aren't sure if your child should be printing or pre-cursive please send me an email or check the work assigned to you on Tapestry!
For those children that are ready to begin their cursive journey, please follow the videos below. You will have been added to the precursive activity on Tapestry if we think you are ready. We will learn the cursive letters in the same families as you learned to print your letters, so go slowly, be careful and try to use this letter in your writing to show me that you can do it and are ready for the next ones. Try these a couple per day until you're fluent and confident. Keep those sizes and the direction of pencil correct please!
pre cursive r https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knhBaLebVq4
pre cursive b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf41qclTZlc
pre cursive n https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF5RnWZHf3w
pre cursive h https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5O-WtwwRfc
pre cursive m https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu_-1EiJNRg
pre cursive k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaYVqlpn1D4
pre cursive p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeVjcMYcETQ