Primary English: Handwriting and letter formation skills

Ensure your KS1 and KS2 classes are confident with handwriting patterns, letter formations and handwriting practice using these ready-to-use resources

Tes Resources Team

Pupil using a handwriting resource line guide to practice hand writing skills

Booklets, worksheets and visual aids to support learners as they master letter formation

Handwriting is a complex skill that pupils learn and develop throughout school and we know how important it is to find tried-and-tested resources that will offer your students the support they need, from developing pencil skills to tackling cursive handwriting. So whether you're looking for handwriting patterns, letter formation tasks, practice activity booklets or line guides, we have drawn together a selection of resources from teachers in the Tes community.

Handwriting patterns

Superhero Cursive Writing Sheets
HelpwithHandwriting

Superhero Cursive Writing Sheets

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This Superhero handwriting workbook has been designed to help four to five year old's master the essential patterns associated with cursive, or joined up handwriting. These seven cursive writing worksheets allow the child to trace over the dotted lines and practice pencil movements that are used to ...
Pencil Skills Workbook
julsgate

Pencil Skills Workbook

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A simple workbook that helps to develop good pencil control, practising left and right fine motor control, while at the same time reinforcing 2D shapes.

Letter formation tasks

Cursive messy letter formation cards linked to RWI
alrightmebabbers

Cursive messy letter formation cards linked to RWI

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I plan on laminating these so children can put pasta, foam, sand, or just use whiteboard pen to go over the outlines of all Phase 2 and Phase 3 singular sounds. Includes RWI ditties for letter formation & has picture relating to the ditty/sound. Note: g, f, y, j are not included as we ...
Cursive Handwriting Sheets
oceanic-dolphin

Cursive Handwriting Sheets

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Your purchase includes: 1 cursive handwriting book (lower case cursive letters only) And 1 finger writing book (lower case cursive letters only) Each page teaches you how to form the letter. Sheets can be given to children as homework for parents/carers to help at home. The 'Finger Writin...
Letter formation and name practise.
May2

Letter formation and name practise.

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I used these letters in my Nursery Class. I made them as laminated name cards so the children write inside the letters first then copy underneath with a whiteboard pen. I leave them on a table when they come in and they have a go every morning. They love doing them and in 3 weeks they have made amaz...
Letter Formation - A-Z
TES_ABC

Letter Formation - A-Z

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A full A-Z set of writing formation sheets to help children practise forming their letters. The resource is available for practising upper case, lower case or both cases. Each sheet contains an example of the letter containing arrows to indicate how to form the letter. It also contains example le...

Handwriting practice

Cursive Handwriting Activity Pack
Polly Puddleduck

Cursive Handwriting Activity Pack

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This Cursive Handwriting Activity Pack contains more than 20 worksheets for handwriting lessons! Perfect for Early Finishers and/or emergency handwriting cover lessons! File is PDF Format. Ideal for KS1/lower KS2
Cursive Handwriting Booklets and Sheets - Updated
TheLorax

Cursive Handwriting Booklets and Sheets - Updated

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A series of handwriting booklets, each based on a specific handwriting skill (forming the anticlockwise letters, the tall letters, etc.). If you preview the resource using the preview window then it may look wrongly formatted but when if you download it and open it then everything will be laid out c...
Handwriting Dictionary
Top Marks Teaching Resources

Handwriting Dictionary

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A handwriting booklet that can be used as a dictionary. Students can add words to each letter in their dictionary as they learn new words and sounds. Each letter has its own page and space for various words beginning with each letter. At the back their is a second dictionary template with a s...
Intelligent Animals Handwriting Practice
HelpwithHandwriting

Intelligent Animals Handwriting Practice

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This handwriting workbook has been designed for older children aged between eight and 11. This intelligent animals handwriting practice includes nine worksheets that are themed around animals and therefore perfect for any child that loves nature etc. It can be used for home learning or in a classroo...

Line guides

Handwriting paper (small lines PDF)
MissRCA

Handwriting paper (small lines PDF)

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Portrait handwriting paper ready to print. Reach red lines for ascenders and descenders. Perfect for handwriting practice when not using handwriting books. *Larger lines also available as a separate download.
Line guides: handwriting and presentation aid
abigaildav

Line guides: handwriting and presentation aid

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Two line guides to use behind plain paper to ensure handwriting remains straight. Wide line guide is 32pt, suitable for younger children with larger writing. Narrow line guide is 18pt, suitable for older children with smaller writing.
Handwriting Lines
Reall Languages

Handwriting Lines

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A page of handwriting lines in the same size as my worksheets to allow teachers to provide targeted follow-up to work done in handwriting lessons.