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Handwriting in our school

Even in a digital age it is important that children master handwriting.  Whilst children are required to handwrite their notes in class and exam papers, it is crucial that they master a fast, legible and fluent style of handwriting as soon as possible.  This explains why increasing numbers of research studies demonstrate that pupils who can write legibly and fluently are able to access the curriculum more efficiently.  We also know that pupils who can write are also better behaved, more confident and more academically enabled than those who struggle to write fluently and legibly.  
 
This is why we are proud to be a Start-Bee® Centre of Handwriting Excellence.  Start-Bee delivers our handwriting lessons in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and monitors progress through the Handwriting Match Fit Assessment.  These assessments are delivered towards the end of each school year to ensure all our pupils are achieving the Standards & Testing Agency’s Expected Outcomes for KS1 and KS2 for Handwriting.  The Start-Bee method has been proven to deliver outstanding results, very quickly. Designed in conjunction with and specifically for primary school teachers, handwriting lessons are accessed ‘on-demand’ via Start-Bee’s video-streaming platform and executed by children completing practical exercises using specialist equipment and carefully chosen stationery.  Schools using the system have shown extraordinary handwriting progress and this improvement has been recognised by the children, teachers, parents, and Ofsted.  Experience has shown the children thoroughly enjoy the Start-Bee lessons and look forward to the music, exercises, and projects within each streamed lesson.  You can read more about the company here at start-bee.com.

Please select the pictures below for some interviews with key Ashingdon Primary Academy staff regarding the use of Start-Bee within the school.


                                                                                       

          Ms Sue Lesser - Headteacher                   Mrs Diana Mason - Deputy Headteacher                Mrs Helen Pasquale - EYFS Teacher


And here are some links to handwriting lessons within the school.
        
             
         https://youtu.be/oK8m-OK8Si8                                           

           Reception Start-Bee                                     Year 4 Start-Bee                                      Year 5 Start-Bee
          Handwriting Lesson                                  Handwriting Lesson                               Handwriting Lesson


        
         https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1eSyDKwWnhTZ2R2bWVVQW5PUWc
     The Right Handwriting Method