Thursday, 30 January 2020

First pen licences in Year 4!!

Well done to Kanishka, Harry, Lily, Katlyn and Finley who have been awarded the first pen licences in Year 4.

They have been working tirelessly to ensure their work is always beautifully presented and handwriting is joined.

Well done children; your hard work has paid off!


We take presentation of work and handwriting very seriously in Year 4. This is a fundamental part of the writing process to ensure children can continue to make required progress. Please see the statements below for more information regarding the national requirements. 

Fingers crossed, in the coming weeks we will have even more Pen Licences given out!

National Curriculum expectations statutory requirements:

Pupils should be taught to:  
  • Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined  
  • Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting [for example, by ensuring that the down strokes of letters are parallel and equidistant; that lines of writing are spaced sufficiently so that ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch]. 

Pupils should be joining handwriting throughout their independent writing. Handwriting should continue to be taught, with the aim of increasing the fluency with which pupils are able to write what they want to say. This, in turn, will support their composition and spelling. 









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