At Glebe we follow the cursive style of handwriting.
Research has shown that the use of a continuous cursive handwriting style plays a significant role, not only in developing fine motor skills but also in learning spelling patterns. This is particularly important for children who struggle with spelling and find decoding writing patterns challenging. Once this skill has developed,the child can then focus on the content and structure of writing rather than the disconnected process of letter recollection. The brain thinks more rapidly and fluently in whole words than in single letters where the pen is lifted off the page much more frequently. Cursive handwriting therefore encourages fluidity of thought processes when writing and is also much quicker.
To help support your child with their handwriting please see the videos below showing how each letter is formed: