Even in a digital age it is important that children become proficient at handwriting. Whilst children are required to handwrite in their class workbooks and test papers, it is crucial that they are able to use a fast, legible and fluent style of handwriting as soon as possible. This explains why increasing numbers of research studies demonstrate that pupils who can write legibly and fluently are able to access the curriculum more efficiently. We also know that pupils who can write are also better behaved, more confident and more academically enabled than those who struggle to write fluently and legibly.
This is why we are proud to be a Start-Bee® Centre of Handwriting Excellence. At Halley, Start-Bee delivers our handwriting lessons in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and monitors progress through the Handwriting Match Fit Assessment.These assessments are delivered towards the end of each school year to ensure all our pupils are achieving the Standards & Testing Agency’s Expected Outcomes for KS1 and KS2 for Handwriting. The Start-Bee method has been proven to deliver outstanding results, very quickly. Handwriting lessons are accessed ‘on-demand’ via Start-Bee’s video-streaming platform and undertaken by children completing practical exercises using specialist equipment and carefully chosen stationery. The children at Halley thoroughly enjoy the Start-Bee lessons and look forward to the music, exercises, and projects within each streamed lesson. You can read more about the company here at www.start-bee.com and if you are interested in visiting the school please let us know.