St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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Year 2 Handwriting

By the end of Year 2, most children should be able to:

  • form lower case letters of the correct size relative to one another;
  • start using some of the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined;
  • use spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters.

In Year 2, children start the year writing through their RWI lessons. However, outside of our RWI lessons, your child will have plenty of writing opportunities across our curriculum. In Year 2, we continue to have daily handwriting sessions where we focus on letter families. These are groups of letters that start off with the same formation, for example 'c' and 'a'. To learn how to write these letters we continue using the RWI rhymes that the children were exposed to when they were in Year 1. 

RWI Letter Rhymes