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St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Wisdom & Faith



In year 1 children are expected to:

  • sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly
  • begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
  • form capital letters
  • form digits 0-9
  • understand which letters belong to which handwriting 'families' (i.e. letters that are formed in similar ways) and to practise these.



Letter formation and pencil grip




Letter formation and rhymes



Letter rules