Year 2 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.
Joining vowels: handwriting practice activity
Practise the correct joins between vowels and improve your joined-up (cursive) handwriting with our copying activity.
Handwriting practice on shapes worksheet
As your child moves from drawing and patterning to writing letters and words make practice fun with this artistic worksheet. Can they cover each of the shapes with relevant and colourful words, all produced in their best handwriting?
More handwriting silly sentences worksheets
Handwriting practice of the silly sentences sort! Help your child develop their joined-up writing style with this cursive handwriting activity.
Handwriting practice: joined-up alphabet worksheets
Your step-by-step guide to the joined-up alphabet, with worksheets for every letter. Whether your child is new to cursive writing or needs to improve their joined-up style these worksheets will take them through every join and shape to help boost their confidence and ability.

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Stretching up tall patterns cursive patterning practice worksheets
Getting ascenders (the tall strokes of the letters b, h, k, etc) and descenders (the under-line parts of p, q, y, etc) the correct relative size takes practice. Help your child develop the flowing movements needed to join letters correctly with our cursive patterning worksheets.

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Washing line patterns cursive patterning practice worksheets
Making flowing movements, making shapes the same size, writing ascenders and descenders correctly (and the correct relative size) and sitting shapes on the writing line... Getting the hang of joined-up writing is a slow and painstaking process! Help your child practise the movements needed with our cursive patterning worksheets, developed with the National Handwriting Association.
Curly caterpillar and one-armed robot letters cursive patterning practice worksheets
Our cursive patterning worksheets have been designed to help children feel confident about the movements needed to join letters together. They'll be writing on shapes and experimenting with colour to develop the flowing, smooth hand movements needed for cursive writing.

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One armed robot letters cursive patterning practice worksheets
Learning to make smooth, flowing movements is vital to develop a confident cursive writing style. Help your child get to grips with joined-up writing with our patterning worksheets, developed in association with the National Handwriting Association.

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Curly caterpillar letters cursive handwriting practice worksheets
Grab some felt tips and settle down for some handwriting practice! Our cursive patterning worksheets help children develop their 'joined-up' writing skills by encouraging smooth, flowing movements and shapes that are consistent in size and setting.

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Make a handwriting collage worksheet
Add some colour and fun to handwriting practice by creating a patterns collage. Perfect for developing 'joined-up' writing skills, especially if the resulting artwork takes pride of place on the fridge!
Long ladder letters cursive handwriting practice worksheets
Help your child begin to join their letters with our cursive patterning worksheets, developed in association with the National Handwriting Association. Patterns made with "long ladder" letters are the first step to joined-up handwriting.

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Handwriting practice: joining high-frequency words worksheet
Some cursive handwriting practice and spelling practice rolled into one: writing high frequency words, joined up. Remember that letter formation can vary from school to school, so check letters like g, j, k and z to ensure that your child is writing them the same way at home and at school.

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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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