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We are working really hard in class to try and make our handwriting better. Now we are in Year 1, we are expected to write on the lines so it is really important that our letters sit on the lines and do not float in the air- lots of them do but that's ok. We are still learning and this is a big step. 


To help us, we split the letters into different handwriting families as shown below. 


Before we start our handwriting, it is important to warm our fingers up. Here are a few exercises to try. 

Finger Warm Up Exercises for Handwriting and Fine Motor Dexterity I Occupational Therapy

There are several activities which help stretch and relax fingers to promote fine motor dexterity. Try this simple, one minute, hand, and finger warm-up exer...

Choose 5 words from the Year 1 list. 

Have a go at writing the words carefully, making sure you are forming them correctly. 



Are your giraffe letters tall?

Do your cat letters dig below the line?

Do you alligator letters sit neatly on the line and come halfway up? 



Can you write a sentence using the words that you have been practising? 

Remember to email your work to me at so that I can give you feedback and I can also add it to our gallery.