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Stretching up tall patterns cursive patterning practice

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.
Keystage:  KS1, Year 2

Our patterning worksheets are printed with writing lines for children to place their letters on; making their shapes a consistent size is a challenge for most young writers and requires practice. Encourage your child to make the ascenders (tall strokes) approximately twice the size of the small letters and write the descenders (‘underground’ parts of letters) the same distance below the line. 

For more handwriting worksheets go to our Handwriting Learning Journey, or find out how your child will develop handwriting skills in our information articles.

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