We follow the PenPals handwriting scheme in our school. Our younger children are introduced to four main characters which help them to memorise the sequence for writing each letter correctly (below). The key thing to remember is that all letters start from the top (apart from d and e). Joining is introduced in Year 1 once children are ready. As a school, we expect children to use a clear, neat joined script in their everyday writing. We do not teach ‘cursive’ (joining from the line).