Hints for even better handwriting.

We are seeing great improvements in handwriting while you are working at home. We think this is because of the encouragement you are getting from your teacher at home to write well.

Here are some hints to make your handwriting even better.

Sometimes handwriting can look like a bit of a roller coaster.

The letters are all different sizes, so that the line of the writing goes up and down, like a roller coaster.

Can you see in the next photo, the handwriting is a bit of a roller coaster.

The letters are different sizes.

The lines aren’t straight.

They go up and down like a roller coaster.

Sometimes handwriting can look like a slide.

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The line of the handwriting goes from tall to small, creating a line, like a slide.

Sometimes the letters look as if they are bouncing on a trampoline.

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The letters do not all start on the bottom line.

They look as if they are jumping up and down.

Can you see what has happened here?

This is Jane.

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Sometimes ‘a’s’ and ‘o’s can look like ‘u’s.

So this sentence says …

when it should read …

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Here is a handy checklist to help you improve your handwriting.

What do you do well? What could you improve?

Make a resolution that this year your writing is going to be

the best you possibly can make it!




Handwriting joined up



Writing all the same height



Equal spaces between words



Writing all sloping the same way



Writing looks grown up



Letters all formed the right way



Writing easy to read



Straight margins and lines. Ruler used



We hope you find this advice helpful. 

The handwriting in 3rd class is getting better and better.

Keep up the great work and avoid the rollercoaster

at least when you are handwriting.