We are constantly adding new resources to Letter-join, many suggested by our subscribing schools.

April 2019
Letter-join Phonics
A new, easy and seamless way to combine phonics with cursive handwriting

Letter-join phonic resources encompass Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4. Simply choose one of the phases and select a phoneme for children to hear and practise the sound. Watch the animation of the phoneme and then trace the letters on screen using your chosen Letter-join cursive font and pre-selected letterforms. There is also a picture that uses that phoneme which is sounded out.

Each of the phonemes can be printed out as colourful A4 posters to display in the classroom.

The aim of Letter-join phonics is to be flexible, allowing teachers the opportunity to reinforce the children’s phonics learning as required.

Letter-join’s Phonics resource is designed to support your school’s phonics programme, preparing children for learning to read by strengthening their phonic knowledge and skills. Letter-join Phonics will allow you to teach Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 using the Letter-join font. This will build a joined-up approach to teaching cursive handwriting in Early Years.

Letter-join phonics includes a fun matching pairs game where children can test their memory powers to beat the clock! There are 3 levels, easy, medium and hard for pupils to explore.

Find out more >
March 2019
Module 7 completes Lesson Planners
Seven Lesson Planners are now available covering EYFS through to Year 6

In our latest module, Module 7, learners will consolidate the stamina and skills required to write at length. They will begin to develop more of a personal handwriting style as they write with automaticity. They will learn to write at different speeds and with different attention to neatness, depending on the task.

Letter-join’s Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar worksheets provide children with a variety of fun and colourful activities. These play a vital part in ensuring that children’s handwriting (including punctuation symbols) is legible ready for the KS2 SATs SPaG test, so no marks are lost due to unclear answers.
January 2019
Year 5 Lesson Planner now available
We are pleased to announce the release of Lesson Planner, Module 6 for Year 5 learners.

Module 6 continues to build on combining fluent handwriting with other subjects across the curriculum.

By the end of this module, children should be producing cursive writing automatically, enabling them to focus on the content of their work rather than the process of writing.

Module 7 for Year 6 is currently in production and should be ready shortly after the Easter break.

December 2018
New! Letter-join Basic
Smart Notebook users can now download a Letter-join cursive font

Designed for schools wishing to use Letter-join fonts in Smart Notebook, Letter-join Basic is based on our most popular Letter-join Plus font.

The two fonts are almost indistinguishable but Letter-join Basic does not have lead-out lines on the letters o, r, v and w. Letter-join Basic will download with your school’s preferred letterforms.
November 2018
New Year 4 Lesson Planner
We have just released our fifth Lesson Planner which delivers structured handwriting lessons for continuous, cursive handwriting from EYFS through to Year 4.

Each lesson planner is developed in line with the National Curriculum and Letter-join’s resources are used throughout to provide a thorough and interesting way to teach handwriting.

Letter-join’s Handwriting Lesson Planner Module 5 - Year 4, aims to promote meaningful links with other subjects such as English, maths, science, geography and MFL. Making such links enables children to apply the skills they are learning in context and also provides depth to the curriculum.

By the end of this module, children should be well prepared to aim for the handwriting quality, speed and stamina required in upper KS2.

Download sample pages of all modules >
September 2018
No lead-in line animations
Animations for letters and words with no-lead in lines can be chosen by class teachers wishing to teach cursive handwriting in this way. The worksheets associated with letters and words are also available without lead-in lines.

Lead-in line or no lead-in lines - the Letter-join view
Based on many years of experience by our staff, we at Letter-join continue to emphasise fully cursive handwriting with lead-in and lead-out lines in our Lesson Planners and on-line resources.
New HD layout
Letter-join users will see that we have improved the layout of the website which is crisper and sharper on desktops, tablets and particularly, on interactive whiteboards. The navigation has been simplified with all resources accessible through a single tab and a new ‘Fun’ section has been added for children to easily access.

• Easier access to Letter-join’s resources
• Same design on desktop and tablet editions
• Future-proof HD graphics
June 2018
GMS Posters!
All of Letter-join's Lesson Planners include a set of fun gross motor activities that can help improve your pupils’ core strength, control and endurance in preparation for handwriting.

Subscribers can now download the 14 A4 posters which can be laminated and displayed in the classroom.
June 2018
New! Lesson Planner Module 3
90 lessons to improve letter formation and orientation of letters through regular practice and to support spelling, grammar and punctuation in readiness for KS1 SATs.

The 3 sections in this module cover:
1) Letter families, high frequency words, joining practice, sequencing sentences and dictation exercises - 36 lessons.
2) Further dictation exercises, more high frequency words, 2, 5 and 10 times table facts and SPaG practice for KS1 SATs – 36 lessons.
3) More dictation and number writing practice – 18 lesson plans.

Download sample pages >
May 2018
Highlighted writing paper
When learning to write, some children may be confused when using writing paper that shows the guidelines; the number of lines for the 'x' height, descenders and ascenders can be perplexing for them.

To help these children we have produced highlighted writing paper in three different sizes which uses a band of colour that represents the ‘x' height. Ascenders and descenders rise above and drop below the coloured area.

This type of handwriting paper is particularly good for children with dyspraxia and dyslexia or children who find spacial awareness challenging.

Download small highlighted paper >

School subscribers and free trial users can download medium and large sizes.

Click the button above to log in or register for a free trial.
April 2018
Classroom Word Banks
The Letter-join Word Animator can now be used on a class by class basis to create and save word banks of animated words. We’ve also added a feature that automatically creates spelling lists from any Letter-join word bank.

This is ideal for weekly homework spelling lists or project word banks.

Automatically create a ‘Look, Trace and Copy’ spelling list from any Letter-join word bank in the new on-line Word Processor. Designed for teachers wishing to use the Letter-join fonts WITHOUT downloading them it includes templates to create cursive spelling lists and classroom presentations.

See how to create a spelling list >
February 2018
Handwriting Lesson Planner: Module 2
Module 2 of the Handwriting Lesson Planner, is for teaching how to write capital letters, printed letters, numbers and symbols using Letter-join’s on-line and printed resources.

It is available to download as a PDF by all subscribing schools.

Module 2 is divided into 65 lessons:
1) Capital letters - 25 lessons
2) Printed letters - 25 lessons
3) Numbers, punctuation marks and symbols - 15 lessons

See sample pages >
November 2017
Handwriting Lesson Planner: Module 1 - EYFS
Letter-join is pleased to announce the new 30 page Handwriting Lesson Planner: Module 1 for pre-cursive patterns and continuous cursive, lower case letters. It can be downloaded by subscribing schools who wish to follow a structured handwriting lesson plan.

Module 1 starts with Getting Ready for Handwriting: warm-up exercises, sitting position and tripod pencil grip.

This first module has been divided into three sections covering:
1) Pre-cursive patterns - 20 lessons
2) Easy letters & words - 25 lessons
3) Harder letters & words - 25 lessons

See sample pages >
April 2017
Word Animator
By popular request from teachers we are proud to add the Word Animator to Letter-join. Designed for teachers to use at the whiteboard the Word Animator records a word as it is traced. The animations can be saved to a word bank which can then be replayed and practised by pupils on IWBs.
March 2017
New KS1 Dictation Exercises
A series of fun dictation exercises covering Years 1 and 2 common exception and high frequency words.
There are 12 lists of spoken sentences which each lead on to a spoken paragraph using the same words.
Find out more about dictation exercises >
January 2017
KS2 SPaG Worksheets
We have designed a series of worksheets covering spelling, punctuation and grammar topics for KS2 SATs. As well as providing excellent revision and homework sheets, the printouts also enhance pupils' cursive handwriting.
Click here to download an example >