Handwriting With a focus on always doing our best, handwriting is key in taking pride in our work. We believe that developing a handwriting style we can be proud of, is an important life skill worth securing early on. All pupils receive 15 minutes of handwriting practise every day. During Key Stage 1, the focus is on correct letter formation with some pupils ready for joining by the end of Year 1, as they emerge into Year 2. Our expectation is for pupils to have fluent, legible and neat handwriting before they enter Key Stage 1 so that all are ready to start learning to join once they enter Key Stage 2 Following three basic principles: starting all letters from the bottom, keeping our pen/pencil on the page but not joining capital letters, children develop a fluid, cursive style. Children can earn their pen license once they can demonstrate accuracy and consistency in joining.