- Automaticity – Formation, orientation and placement of letters becomes automatic which frees up space in the working memory.
- Achievement – Fast, legible and fluent handwriting underpins success in every curriculum area.
- Confidence – Good handwriting creates a positive initial judgement.
- Creativity – When handwriting is automatic, the brain can concentrate on content.
- Reading – Writing and reading are reciprocal skills, so improvement in one, helps the other.
- Phonics and Spelling – legible handwriting means children can read and correct spelling.
Before, I could never remember how to write my letters or where to start but the cool stories with the clever little twists means its not a struggle any more (Boy year 6)
Numbers that are correctly orientated and neatly written has improved maths too.
I can use Kinetic Letters to get my ideas out on paper (Dominic, Year 2)
Numbers that are correctly orientated and neatly written has improved maths too
Pupils are finding it easier to write their ideas in science, now that writing is not such an effort.
Content and creativity enabled through addressing handwriting (3 months progress in Yr 1 child)