There are many skills that children are required to have developed before they begin to write. Fine and gross motor skills are very important and have a huge impact on a child’s ability to write. In Bowmore Primary School we follow The Highland Literacy guidelines for introducing handwriting. We feel that it is very important that children are physically ready to write so we spend term 1 of primary 1 developing the necessary fine and gross motor skills.


There are lots of fun and active games and activities that your child can participate in at home to develop their fine and gross motor skills. Please see the links below to access these ideas.