- 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)
Content and creativity enabled through addressing handwriting (3 months progress in Yr 1 child)