Treasure House Handwriting is a whole-school programme designed to support children in developing a clear and fluent style of writing. Using precursive and cursive handwriting styles, the programme progresses from introducing the movements and patterns needed to form letters, through to the development of a personal style. Linked closely to the National Curriculum and Primary National Strategy, this book provides more intense teaching strategies and practice for the first term of formal tuition. Each individual letter shape and movement is taught with a lead-in and a lead-out stroke beginning from the writing line. To provide extra practice in the transition from precursive to cursive letters, an extra section has been included to link the development of a cursive hand to the introduction of spelling patterns.