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Handwriting at Morley Primary School

Kinetic Letters Handwriting

Kinetic letters is a unique handwriting programme that believes good, fast and fluent handwriting underpins success in every curriculum area. It is based on a physical programme where children learn handwriting and letter formation through movement and multisensory experiences, developing core body strength.


Learning letters by movement helps writing and concentration and also makes handwriting automatic, freeing up space in the working memory for other learning.


The Kinetic Letters programme uses four main threads: 

  • Making bodies stronger

  • Holding the pencil

  • Learning the letters

  • Flow and fluency


Class one and two take part in a Kinetic Letters handwriting lessons everyday which focuses on letter formation, body strength and pencil grip. 



Each letter family is introduced to the children through a story about two monkeys called Bounce and Skip. 

Bounce is a brave monkey and helps write the tall letters whilst Skip is a scared monkey and helps write the other letters.


Children are taught all of the Kinetic Letter families, upper case letter formation and number formation: