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At Westwood, children are taught using pre-cursive then cursive writing.


We have chosen a writing style that includes the entry stroke for each letter:


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Children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to earn their Pen Licence, for which they are awarded a certificate and handwriting pen in assembly. All children have access to Handwriting WAGOLLs (please see the Useful Information below) to remind them of the 6 elements they must include in their writing in order to receive their Pen Licence:

  • Entry Strokes
  • Joins
  • Letter Formation
  • Consistent Size
  • Accurate Spelling
  • Ascenders & Descenders

Handwriting Policy