At DKH, we teach continuous cursive writing. This means:
- There is a clearer distinction between capital letters and lower case letters.
- Every letter has an approach stroke and a carry on stroke. This means that letters can be joined as soon as the pupil has learned two or three letters.
- When teaching the approach stroke we will say ‘touch the line…sweep up …’ The letters should finish with ‘and flick’ to facilitate joining later.
- All lower case letters begin at the base of the line.
- When the children begin to join their cursive letters (which occurs naturally with practise), they their pen will not leave the paper when writing a word. The only exception to this is the letter x.
It has particular benefits for children with spellings and reading difficulties.