I have taught in the Foundation Stage for over ten years and have just moved to KS2. I am also Literacy co-ordinator. I am now handing the Reception class over to an inexperienced (but good and keen) Reception teacher. We are a single form entry school, I have never taught cursive script to my Reception children and they have always gone on to develop good handwriting skills in KS1. In fact for many years I taught a R/Yr1 mixed class and had no problems teaching the Yr 1 children to join their handwriting beautifully. We do, however, teach cursive script throughout the rest of the school. Our new teacher wants to know whether to teach cursive script to the Reception class. My instinct and experience say 'No!' but I have never done it myself. Can anybody advise me please?