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TES collection Handwriting

Resources | Published 27 June, 2011

TES Primary classroom teaching resources collections index

Primary English - Handwriting

In this collection, we have a variety of quality resources to help pupils form their letters, including worksheets, line guides, good practice and even that important Pen Licence when they have reached the level of proficiency required!

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Handwriting Policy

  • Handwriting policy for Nursery/Infant School showing progression and expectations.

Ros Wilson Writing Levels

  • Criteria for use with Big Writing.

Handwriting Pen licence

  • To be awarded to children who earn their ‘pen licence’.

Pen Licence Poster

  • A reminder to work neatly - earn 10 stamps to receive a pen licence.

Finger Space reminder cards

  • Reminder cards for children to use as bookmarks or have stuck to their desks.

Punctuation Arrows

  • A series of cards with a checklist of rules for neat writing. Useful for display or as reminder cards for tables.

I can check my own writing

  • Bookmark to allow young children to check their own writing.

Finger Spacers

  • Use these guides to help with finger spaces in writing.

Finger Spacers for left-handed people

  • Use these guides to help with finger spaces in writing – for left-handed children.

Letter Formation

Handwriting Jingles

  • Descriptions of the way to form letters, in an easy to follow word document.

Handwriting letters

  • Letter formation families with arrows to show where to start on each letter.

Cursive Practice Dinosaur Alphabet Cards

  • A dinosaur for each letter of the alphabet in handwriting font.

Basic Letter Formation for the IWB (Sassoon Infant font)

  • A presentation with animations of letter formation.

Cursive letter formation for IWB

  • A presentation with animations of cursive letter formation.

Interactive handwriting webpage

  • Write your own letters, phonemes, words or sentences. Save them and see them replay.

Cursive Alphabet Frieze

  • A good display for the classroom where cursive handwriting is being taught.

Cursive Practice Animal Alphabet Cards

  • Full colour animal alphabet frieze listed – cursive letters.

‘b’ and ‘d’ reminder posters

  • Visual reminders of the correct way to write ‘b’ and ‘d’.

Jolly Phonics letter formation (Sassoon)

  • Correct letter formation - semi-cursive, with images.

Complete handwriting lessons teaching letter orientation

  • All the handwriting lessons needed to teach letter orientation – Notebook format.

satpni - letters for handwriting practice

  • Letters for handwriting practice, with images.

Line guides and worksheets

Handwriting and Pre-writing Worksheets

  • A collection of pre-writing practice worksheets and a worksheet generator which allows creation of custom handwriting tasks in a range of lined and unlined tracing fonts.

Paper backgrounds

  • Backgrounds used during Big Writing to help the children with their presentation and handwriting.

Coloured handwriting paper

  • Helpful for children who need help with letter sizes, ascenders and descenders.

Handwriting practice worksheet

  • A free, web-based resource for quickly creating handwriting practice worksheets.

Various Handwriting Resources

  • Letter formation sheets, handwriting practice texts, handwriting sheets and more.

Handwriting sheets

  • A set of handwriting sheets that can be adapted to the sound/phoneme that is being taught.

Handwriting Grid Lines

  • A plain page of old fashioned handwriting guidelines to use and adapt.

SEN teacher has uploaded a large selection of packs for pupils to practise handwriting. Useful for structured, independent work:

SEN teacher’s Handwriting resources

Handwriting Worksheet - Spiral (Easy)

  • A worksheet to develop handwriting skills by overwriting the spirals.

Handwriting Worksheet - Spiral (Hard)

  • A worksheet to develop handwriting skills by overwriting the spirals, including space to draw your own.

Handwriting Worksheet - Rectangles (Easy)

  • A worksheet to develop handwriting skills by overwriting the rectangles.

Handwriting Worksheet - Quadrilaterals (Hard)

  • A worksheet to develop handwriting skills by overwriting the quadrilaterals, including space to draw your own.

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