Letter formation

We have been thinking about letter formation. At Tanners Wood we use a cursive style of handwriting so all letters need to have a ‘whoosh in’ (lead in). A video has been uploaded to Google Classroom which shows the importance of children being able to form c, l, r and v correctly as a foundation for forming all other letters.

C (whoosh in freeze, curl around the caterpillar) formation supports the letters a, e, o, d, e, f, g and q. L (whoosh in tall freeze, down the leg) formation supports i, j, t, u and y. R (whoosh in freeze, down the robot up and over his arm) formation supports b, h, k, m, n and p. V (whoosh in freeze, down a wing up a wing) formation supports w, x and z.