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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

We live, learn and grow in the light of Christ

Mark Making & Handwriting

Mark making and pencil control is a very important part of our nursery education. Picking up a pencil, crayon or felt-tip pen and making marks on paper is just the first step in learning to write recognisable letters and numbers. Encourage your child to use a variety of mark making tools to express themselves however they like. The pictures they make don't need to resemble anything to anyone but them! Can they tell you what they have drawn or written? - Write this on their creation, this can be a lovely memory to keep or simply share it with us at school.

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