Year 1 Handwriting worksheets

Handwriting practice paper
Help your child form letters at the correct relative size and place them correctly on the 'base' writing line with our free printable handwriting practice paper. Two formats with guidelines are included, one for beginner writers and one to help children improve their handwriting skills.
Forming letters: words in upper and lower case
A cursive handwriting sample alphabet is a useful reference tool when you child is writing words and sentences using upper and lower case letters independently. Could they make up a joke or limerick to model their best joined-up handwriting with?

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Patterns playbook learning pack
Before children are able to start writing letters and words their hands and muscles need to get used to producing marks on paper. Our Patterns playbook offers your child the opportunity to practise common writing patterns in preparation for handwriting letters at age 4 or 5. It's also a fun way to encourage an older child has trouble writing particular letters. Can they make some waves, draw some curly baby hair and decorate a birthday cake with Smarties, all while doing some vital handwriting practice?

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Remembering (finger) spaces worksheet
Cut out the arrow and read the sentences below. All the spaces between the words are missing! Using the arrow, can you point to where you think the spaces should go? Can you copy out the words underneath, remembering to leave spaces between them?
Handwriting practice: patterning 5
Patterning will help your child practise ascending and descending strokes, rounded shapes and more in preparation for handwriting. Get started today with some cake decoration – on paper only!
Handwriting practice: patterning 4
Handwriting requires good pencil control and precise strokes and movements. Help your child prepare for writing letters, words and sentences with our series of patterning worksheets (very satisfying as well as very useful!).

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Handwriting practice: patterning 3
By drawing patterns your child learns to make shapes that are regular, sized and spaced correctly and placed on the lines they're writing on. There's no better introduction to handwriting, so get the coloured pens and pencils out and get patterning!
Handwriting practice: patterning 2
By creating patterns your child will learn to hold a pencil, produce shapes with it and train their muscles for handwriting. They'll also enjoy using their 'handwriting' pens and pencils to draw and colour!
Handwriting practice: patterning 1
Patterning is a vital first step for learning handwriting. Introduce your child to creative, fun doodling and start building their handwriting skills today.
Handwriting: Zig-zag monster patterns practice
Help your child master the diagonal strokes used in the formation of Zig-zag monster letters with our handwriting worksheets, which group the shapes of the alphabet according to the movement made to start writing the letters.

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Handwriting: One-armed robot patterns practice
Help your child master the shapes and patterns used in the formation of One-armed robot letters with our handwriting worksheets. Regular handwriting practice is essential to ensure your child develops a neat, confident handwriting style in KS1.

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Handwriting: Curly caterpillar patterns practice
Help your child master the shapes and patterns used in the formation of Curly caterpillar letters with our handwriting worksheets. Regular practice will help your child produce even, neat shapes on a line, in preparation for writing letters, words and sentences.

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Handwriting: Long ladder patterns practice
Help your child master the shapes and patterns used in the formation of Long ladder letters with our handwriting worksheets. Regular practice will help your child write in with flowing, confident movements in preparation for writing the complete alphabet.

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Handwriting letter patterns practice
Help your child practise different patterns (Long ladder shapes, Curly caterpillar shapes, One-armed robot shapes and Zig-zag monster shapes) in preparation for correct letter formation. Our handwriting worksheets are produced with the guidance of the National Handwriting Association.

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Handwriting practice worksheets: the complete alphabet
A complete, step-by-step guide to writing each letter of the alphabet, a great practice workbook to help reinforce the handwriting skills your child is learning at school. Developed with the guidance of the national Handwriting Association and packed with parent tips.

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Handwriting high frequency words
Boost handwriting and spelling skills with this worksheet. The focus is on some of the high-frequency words your child will learn to read, spell and write in Reception and Year 1; letter formation guides and dotted line versions are provided to help them practise.
Handwriting worksheet: writing in upper and lower case
After practising letter groups and individual letters your child is ready to progress onto writing words in upper and lower case. The alphabet is provided in dotted outline form to help them form letters correctly and size each letter appropriately.
Handwriting worksheet: upper case letters
Help your child practise correct upper-case letter formation with our handwriting worksheet. Guide letters and dotted line letters are provided to help them use the correct technique and letter sizing.
Handwriting worksheet: words in lower case
Help your child practise writing the letters of the alphabet in lower case with our worksheet. Each letter is outlined in a dotted and guide version to encourage correct formation and letter sizing.

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Handwriting worksheet: numbers 1 to 10
Help your child practise writing numbers from 1 to 10 with our handwriting worksheet. There are guide numbers and dotted line versions to follow so you can check they are forming each digit correctly.

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