St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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'This school continues to be GOOD. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are passionate about ensuring that the school gives every child the opportunities to achieve and succeed. These aspects ... result in a ‘can do’ spirit across the school from staff, pupils and parents.' Ofsted 2017. Please contact our main office to enquire if we have any places 01484713037.

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Handwriting

We encourage our children to mark make from the earliest ages and to celebrate all that they do. This may look like scribbling at first but they gradually begin to ascribe meaning to their marks and their marks become more refined and recognisable, eventually forming letter and word shapes.

It is important to encourage a good pencil grip from the earliest age. We ask our parents and carers to teach their children to nip-flip-grip to help their children hold the pencil correctly. there are lots of examples on the internet too of how you can do this.

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Another way is get your child to hold a small tissue with their ring and little finger leaving only the thumb, forefinger and middle finger to pick up the pencil.

 

Don't forget to model it too - it's great for your child to see you doing what they are doing and a good way to spend quality time with your child colouring, drawing and mark making!

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