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Covingham Park Primary School

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Helping Your Child With Handwriting

At Covingham Park, we believe that a flexible, fluent and legible handwriting style empowers children to write with confidence and creativity.


Handwriting is taught regularly as a discrete lesson, with a clear focus, and is reinforced throughout the curriculum.


All KS1 and KS2 children are taught handwriting using an interactive method, using the NELSON handwriting scheme to complement whole class sessions.

The Nelson Font


The four joins

1. to letters without ascenders

2. to letters with ascenders

3. horizontal joins

4. horizontal joins to letters with ascenders.


The break letters (letters that aren’t joined from) are:

b g j p q x y z s


The Aims of the 2014 Curriculum

Expectations by Year Group