Comments Off on Turning the Tide on Pre-Cursive Handwriting
The introduction of the primary teacher assessment framework fuelled the desire for cursive handwriting for all 4-11 years old, enabling pre-cursive and cursive handwriting with the lead-in or entry stroke.. Read More
Comments Off on New Cadbury Logo: How font style can impact legibility
Last week I came across an article, discussing the reveal of the new Cadbury logo. This article discusses how this new look has been created in “modern” typography and has.. Read More
Comments Off on Fine motor skills form the foundation for writing readiness – Kim Griffin
Handwriting is a very complex skill. In this article Kim Griffin, from Griffin Occupational Therapy, explores why fine motor skills are an essential foundation for handwriting readiness. Motor skill milestones.. Read More
Comments Off on Our WHSmith Handwriting Roadshow continues with a great workshop in Glasgow!
Last month our handwriting roadshow continued with a visit to the WHSmith store in Argyle Street, Glasgow for another of our free drop-in handwriting workshops. We had a great time.. Read More
Comments Off on WHSmith Launch: the Morrells Handwriting Journey
Morrells Handwriting are excited to announce the roll-out of our handwriting books and workshops in WHSmith stores across the country. As this has been years in the making, I thought.. Read More
Comments Off on The Teaching of Handwriting vs Technology Skills: how to teach handwriting correctly
In part one of this blog, I discussed why handwriting is still important in this digital age and also began to explore the basic skills that form the foundations.. Read More
Comments Off on The Teaching of Handwriting vs Technology Skills: why handwriting still matters
Technology has become a massive part of our own lives, as well as our children’s lives, but should we really be replacing the teaching of handwriting with the teaching of.. Read More
Comments Off on Case Study: Whittington School, Worcester
At Whittington School, Worcester an emphasis is placed on embedding foundation skills for writing, pencil grip, sitting position, letter formation, legibility and printing at speed rather than rushing children to.. Read More
Comments Off on Morrells Handwriting Roadshow Rolls Into WHSmith Staines
Our second WHSmith free handwriting event got off to a successful start in Staines. Morrells Handwriting were delighted to share handwriting knowledge and tips with the many children, parents and.. Read More
Comments Off on Morrells Handwriting launch on the high street with WHSmith
After our recent successful WHSmith workshops over the summer and the rolling out our books into selected High Street WHSmith stores, WHSmith have confirmed a store roll-out of our handwriting.. Read More
Comments Off on Morrells Handwriting Roadshow Rolls Out In WHSmith
Our WHSmith handwriting roadshow got off to a flying start earlier this month with a free drop-in workshop in the Isle of Man branch of WHSmith. There is something really.. Read More
Comments Off on Pre-cursive and cursive: like marmite do you love it or loathe it?
Earlier this month, I was fortunate to stay within the shadow of this impressive, yet controversial and thought-provoking structure. Donald Trump described the new US Embassy building in Nine Elms.. Read More
Comments Off on Changes to Ofsted Inspections: Teaching a wider curriculum
Towards the end of 2018, it was announced that changes were being made to the way that Ofsted inspects schools. With SATs just around the corner and these proposed changes.. Read More
Comments Off on Easter Activities perfect for improving Handwriting
Easter is the perfect time to encourage your children to take a break from technology, to do activities that are fun and creative, whilst also helping to improve their handwriting... Read More
Comments Off on Harris Academy Beckenham make the switch with Morrells Handwriting
We are very excited to announce that we will be working with Harris Academy Beckenham, to help them transform how they teach handwriting and to ensure all of their.. Read More
Comments Off on Why are we teaching our children to read in print but write in cursive?
There is always a big push for schools and parents to encourage their children to read, and for good reason. Reading exercises our brain, improves concentration, improves vocabulary and language.. Read More
Comments Off on SATs Pressure: Teachers put under pressure in order to tick boxes
I was recently flicking through the latest issue of Teach Primary, a magazine offering advice from the UK’s top education experts, when I came across an article that grabbed my.. Read More
Children are lacking the muscle strength to hold and write with a pencil – but what does this mean for their handwriting?
Comments Off on Children are lacking the muscle strength to hold and write with a pencil – but what does this mean for their handwriting?
Last month, I came across this article on the Guardian website, titled ‘British study reveals fall in muscle strength of 10-year-olds’ and I was immediately drawn to delve in and.. Read More
Comments Off on Recognising the importance of play in EYFS for great handwriting in later life
Play underpins all learning and is a vital part of children’s development in their early years. Through play, children develop language skills, emotions, creativity and social and intellectual skills, but.. Read More
Comments Off on Showing appreciation to all Teachers and Teaching Assistants
Having worked with schools across the UK to help support them, their teachers and students with handwriting, we have witnessed first-hand the amazing work that both Teachers and Teaching Assistants.. Read More
Comments Off on Morrells Handwriting Appoint New Printing Partner
I am excited to announce that I am now working with a new printer, Orchard Press Ltd, located in Swindon. Established in 1987, Orchard Press Ltd are a professional high-quality.. Read More
Comments Off on Digital Dementia: Do we still need handwriting?
In today’s education system, our children are still required to complete the majority of their exams by hand during both High School and A Level, and even into University. Therefore,.. Read More
Comments Off on Morrells Handwriting and WHSmith Encourages Teenagers to Enjoy Writing by Hand Again
Many of today’s teenagers struggle with handwriting during exams due to the overuse of technology. It was no surprise for me to see teenagers queuing up for handwriting help at.. Read More
Comments Off on Is the digital era killing off the tradition of handwritten notes?
With students across the UK currently taking their GCSE exams, I have been reflecting on my own time at school and comparing this to the ways in which students revise.. Read More
Comments Off on The Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Middleton’s cursive handwriting
The public were thrilled to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome their new baby boy Prince Louis into the world last week, and we would like to say.. Read More