Hi I'm an NQT in Y4, our school doesn't have a policy on handwriting and haven't given any specific instructions for KS2. I've asked and just been told to follow a handwriting textbook, where the kids just go through it page-by-page doing the handwriting activities in their own book. One other thing I've also done so far is write a poem on the board and ask them just to copy it, quite dull I know but this actually produced far better results than the textbooks... So I know it should be cursive, is there a specific way to teach this? If a child is for example joining a letter at the top instead of the bottom is this really a big deal? Should I be talking to them about it? The children in my class have good standards of presentation but are at the stage where some are joining, some half-joining and some not at all, I'm finding the top writers in the class are not joining at all which is concerning. Hence why I am trying to get some uniformity going! Any help is much appreciated, thank you.