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Handwriting Posters - Dirt, Grass and Sky Background With Arrows

PDF | 27 pages|Grades: F - 2

Handwriting posters using a dirt, grass and sky background with arrows.

Print these posters and display them in your classroom to assist students when learning to form letters correctly.

This resource is also available without arrows:

If you have students who struggle with letter reversal, read our blog – Why Students Reverse Letters – A Guide for Teachers (Mirror Writing).

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  • VCELY232

    Write words and sentences legibly using upper- and lower-case letters that are applied with growing fluency using an appropriate pen/pencil grip and body position

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1653

    Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formationsElaborationsadopting correct posture and pencil grip)learning to produce simple handwriting movements)following clear demonstrations of how to construct each letter (for ex...

  • ACELY1663

    Write using unjoined lower case and upper case lettersElaborationsusing correct posture and pencil grip)learning how each letter is constructed including where to start and the direction to follow)writing words legibly using unjoined print script of ...

  • ACELY1673

    Write legibly and with growing fluency using unjoined upper case and lower case lettersElaborationsusing correct pencil grip and posture)writing sentences legibly and fluently using unjoined print script of consistent size (Skills: Literacy)(View thi...

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Sandra Uren

Can we please get these in A4 sized handwriting practise sheets (NSW Foundation font best for me, but with font selection icon probably best for everyone)? Kids trace over dotted letters in correct coloured section . Cheers

Sandra Uren · Feb 19th, 2020


Hi Sandra, Thanks for your feedback! Please feel free to request a resource at our ‘Request a Resource’ page.


Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.
Kind regards, Janeen

Janeen · Feb 19th, 2020

Louise Sullivan

Can we please get these amazing posters in Sasson font.

Louise Sullivan · Feb 12th, 2020

Tom (Teach Starter)

Hi Louise,

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Thanks again!

Tom (Teach Starter) · Feb 12th, 2020

Jessica Scott

I would really like to have just the background and guidelines with no letter on it. This would work well as a laminated practice resource for students to form their letters on, as it would match the letter that is being modelled on the IWB.
Love the idea, thanks. Jess

Jessica Scott · Jan 24th, 2019


Hi Jessica,
Thanks for your suggestion.

Please feel free to submit a change request by visiting the resource page, scrolling down to the comments section, then clicking “Changes & Updates”.

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Kristian · Jan 25th, 2019

Talia Townshend

This is such a fantastic resource. Unfortunately though, I am unable to use this at my school as we use dotted thirds for our Year 1’s. Is there any chance this could be added to this resource? Thanks, Talia.

Talia Townshend · May 2nd, 2018

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Hi there Talia. Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian school fonts all use dotted thirds. These can be selected from the drop-down menu at the top of this page. However, if you are in another state, there would not be dotted thirds on the existing school font set-ups. To do this, you will need to submit a resource request, which can be done via the following link:

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · May 3rd, 2018

Heather Lawson

I would also like a version the same as the sample where the writing sits on the solid line but cannot find it in any of the options. Thank you.

Heather Lawson · Feb 6th, 2018


Hello Heather!
I hope I can help. Have you chosen WA Pre-cursive from the ‘School Font’ drop-down menu before clicking download? Try this and if you are still having issues, I’ll try to help out as quickly as I can.

Kristian · Feb 6th, 2018

Nicole Townsend

Great resources for handwriting.
Could you make the handwriting resources available in SA Modern cursive please?

Nicole Townsend · Feb 5th, 2017

Kylie Bersinic

Could you please make the example picture font/lines available to download. Currently there is no option to make it the same as the sample.
Would really appreciate it 🙂

Kylie Bersinic · Jan 23rd, 2017

Sarah Devlin

How do I download Year 2 cursive for QLD please?

Sarah Devlin · Nov 23rd, 2016


Thanks, that’s perfect.

Katelyn · Jan 25th, 2016

Jill (Teach Starter)

No worries Katelyn. Happy to help!

Jill (Teach Starter) · Jan 25th, 2016


These are wonderful! So creative but straight forward. The only improvement I would like is for the lines especially the bottom line (the one the letters sit on) to be a little thicker and easier to see. Thank you.

Katelyn · Jan 12th, 2016

Jill (Teach Starter)

Hi Katelyn,

Thank you for your kind message. Great suggestion about making the lines thicker! We have updated the file, so the resource now has thicker lines that are easier to see.

Kind regards

Jill (Teach Starter) · Jan 23rd, 2016

Resource Updates

  • Sassoon Primary font added.

    Addition by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Nov 10th, 2020

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