St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School Ripon


At St. Wilfrid’s we recognise the importance of writing and believe that the ability to write clearly and confidently is an essential life skill.

Writing policy 

Writing progression


Supporting writing at home


From Year 1 upwards, children will use the following letter formation. Each class has discrete handwriting sessions to enable pupils to develop and refine their skills. As children become more confident, they are encouraged to join. 


Letters are taught in letter families so that children are able to practise letters with similar movements. If you are practising letters at home it would be beneficial to focus on a letter family at a time.