Thoughts and opinions on handwriting in education

National Handwriting Day 2024 (2)

Morrells Handwriting attending Dyslexia Show 2024

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We are delighted to announce Morrells Handwriting are returning to the Dyslexia Show 2024, taking place from Friday 15th March to Saturday.. Read More

Should we teach cursive in Reception and Key Stage 1?

Should we teach cursive in Reception and Key Stage 1?

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In the ongoing discussion about early education, a question that always arises: Should we delay the introduction of cursive handwriting in Reception.. Read More

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Why is printed handwriting important for children?

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As an advocate for learning to print and mastering letter formation before progressing to joined-up handwriting, we often get asked, “why is.. Read More

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How do you teach nursery children to write?

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With over 17 years of experience working with nursery children as well as primary and secondary school children, one of the most.. Read More

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Teachers missold the concept of lead-in stroke

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Following on my from last article on why children are still being taught the entry/ lead-in stroke despite significant changes to the.. Read More

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What is the new Ofsted guidance on handwriting?

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On 23rd May, Ofsted published a Research Review Series on English with a specific section concentrating on handwriting, providing advice on pupils.. Read More

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Why Correct A Poor Pencil Grip?

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Poor Pencil grip – the elephant in the room!   Have you read the recent article ‘Why handwriting still matters’ in The.. Read More

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School time pressures and catching up with handwriting

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Following the Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous lockdowns that took place across the country, school time pressures aren’t surprising. Especially to ensure.. Read More

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Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Awareness Events

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The start of October sees both Dyslexia Awareness Week and Dyspraxia Awareness Week take place, which aim to help raise awareness around.. Read More

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A look back at the year 2020

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With the New Year just around the corner, I wanted to take this time to reflect and take a look back on.. Read More

Incorrect Grip Blog Aug 2020

Do you see what I see?

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Upon looking at the image above of this child writing with their pencils, do you notice anything wrong with the image? It.. Read More

Left Handers Matter

Left-Handers Matter!

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We live in a right-handed world and left-handers can struggle with a number of daily tasks due to the way a product.. Read More

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Turning the Tide on Pre-Cursive Handwriting

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The introduction of the primary teacher assessment framework fuelled the desire for cursive handwriting for all 4-11 years old, enabling pre-cursive and.. Read More

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Helping to improve handwriting from afar

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During the Covid19 crisis, I have been continuing to support parents and carers in teaching their children handwriting whilst they are learning.. Read More

WHSmith Handwriting Roadshow – December

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Come and visit us this December at one of our WHSmith Handwriting Workshops. We can’t wait to continue our roadshow on the.. Read More

WHSmith Handwriting Roadshow – November

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We are on the move! We are looking forward to continuing our WHSmith Handwriting Roadshow this November with visits to several WHSmith.. Read More

WHSmith Handwriting Roadshow – October

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We are excited to share the details of our upcoming workshops at several WHSmith stores this October. We cannot wait to work.. Read More

WHSmith Launch: The Journey Continues

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Following on from my success at the Isle of Man store, Morrells Handwriting came to the attention of WHSmith Head Office and.. Read More

WHSmith Launch: the Morrells Handwriting Journey

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Morrells Handwriting are excited to announce the roll-out of our handwriting books and workshops in WHSmith stores across the country. As this.. Read More

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