Handwriting and Spelling at Dee Point


Pre- joiners

EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Resource Provision will be taught letter formation in line with Read Write Inc. phrasing, moving onto pre-cursive in year 1. When explicitly teaching handwriting, children will need to be taught letters in ‘families’:


letter families



Children ready to join, from Year 2 –Year 6, will be taught letter formation using cursive. 

Presentation of children’s work and editing:

  • Children will need to write from the margin to the edge of the page.
  • Pencil or black ink to be used by pupils for their writing.
  • Any corrections are to be crossed out with one line using a ruler.
  • … Three dots are used underneath a word to show that they are unsure spelling.
  • Purple Polishing Pen used to show editing, peer editing and response to step ups. To provide clarity for moderation and assessment purposes, year 6 staff may ask children to edit independently in pencil and respond to feedback in purple to distinguish independent editing from teacher-guided amendments


Spelling is first introduced through our phonic sessions from Nursery to Year 1, Please see the phonics tab for more information. As the children progress into Year 2 they will continue to use their phonics to spell but will also have stand alone spelling lessons to learn spelling rules approriate for Year 2. 

As the children progress into KS2, they will still use their phonetic knowledge to spell words but they will continue to learn spelling rules for their year group. The spelling rules will be taught and applied through a variety of engaging and interactive activities. 


For word lists and spelling rules for year groups please see files attached. 

Files to Download

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Dee Point Primary School

Dee Point Primary School
Blacon Point Road

Main Contact: Admin Team: Mrs Roberts, Mrs Mannion & Mrs Mowles
Absence Contact: Mrs Griffiths
Phone Number: 01244 372631

Tel: 01244 372631

SEN Contact: Mrs N Sawyer

SEN Email: senco@deepointprimary.cheshire.sch.uk

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