Handwriting Resources for Primary Teachers


Learning to write forms an essential part of primary education, as it helps to develop skills that pupils will use throughout their daily lives.

Primary teachers have a pivotal role to play in shaping those handwriting skills, and fortunately, there is an abundance of useful digital resources to help with the process.

If you’re supporting pupils in key stage 1 and are on the hunt for inspirational lesson ideas and handwriting activities, here’s a pick of some of the best resources available.

Teach handwriting

Teach handwriting is the go-to online tool to help with primary teaching, covering everything from pencil grip to how best to help youngsters who may be struggling.

Here primary teachers can access resources on how to teach handwriting, including a number of animation tools and videos, as well as worksheets and guidance.

There’s also guidance on the national curriculum, including statutory requirements relating to handwriting, alongside warm-up activities to help pupils prepare for longer writing tasks.


If you’re looking for creative ways to develop lessons on elements such as letter formation and pencil control, Twinkl has a range of useful handwriting resources.

Designed by primary teachers for teachers, these tools can provide a fun and engaging means of supporting youngsters when they are in the early stages of their handwriting development.

National Handwriting Association

Extensive resources and useful links to support primary teachers can be found on the National Handwriting Association website, featuring tips and good teaching practices, as well as printable line guides to help pupils with letter positioning.

Some of these handwriting resources can be accessed for free, while others are available through an annual membership.

Teaching Ideas

Offering free printable resources and handwriting sheets aligned with the primary education curriculum, Teaching Ideas covers everything from the basics through to more complex writing development.

Here primary teachers can access worksheets with a focus on cursive, as well as some crafty ideas for creating inspirational classroom displays around handwriting.


From practising handwriting patterns to focusing on letter formation, Tes has a number of different tools to help pupils master their handwriting skills.

The majority of resources have been developed by teachers, and while many are free to access, others are available for a small fee.

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