St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

We have reached the end of a rather turbulent term but I want to express my thanks to our children for their continued effort and positivity, our parents and carers for their patience and support, our staff for their dedication and hard work and our governors for all the support and hard work behind the scenes to support our school. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break, knowing that as a school family we will all continue to be careful so that we can come back to have an amazing summer term! Mrs Hodges You can email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can: head@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk

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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.

 

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!

Letter Formation

It is really important to develop the correct letter formation which will enable the children to then learn cursive script (joining letters) which we start teaching from Year 2.

Here is our basic letter formation we teach in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 before our children begin learning the early joins in Year 2.