The emphasis on the Year 2 program is on reducing students' reliance on scaffolding and providing them with increased opportunities to take r esponsibility for producing handwriting of a consistent size, shape, spa cing and slope.
To achieve this, the Year 2 books focus on:< ul>
Writing is a vital, compelling form of communic ation. To be competent writers, students' handwriting needs to be fluent and legible. The teaching of handwriting is an essential part of the wr iting curriculum. Regular practice, three to four times a week in fine m otor skills and in letter formation will ensure the development of good handwriting habits.