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# Capital letters: B, D, P, R, I, E, F, L

I can form the capital letters B, D, P, R, I, E, F, L.

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Year 2

# Capital letters: B, D, P, R, I, E, F, L

I can form the capital letters B, D, P, R, I, E, F, L.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. A capital letter is the upper case formation of a letter.
2. The letters B, D, P, R, I, E, F and L all start on the ascender line.
3. The capital letters B, D, P, R and L are formed by one continuous movement and you do not need to lift your pencil.
4. The letters B, D, P and R all make a vertical line down, go back up and around in a clockwise direction.
5. The letters I, E and F need the pencil to be lifted to form the horizontal lines.

### Common misconception

The height of the vertical line is sometimes too short or too tall.

Emphasise starting the vertical line on the ascender line and finishing on the baseline.

### Keywords

• Capital letter - the upper case formation of a letter

• Ascender line - most letters with ascenders reach up to the ascender line

• Baseline - the tramline that most letters sit on

• Vertical line - a straight line that goes up and down

• Horizontal line - a straight line that goes from left to right or right to left

Some schools form the capital letters E and F differently. Adapt to accommodate your setting.
Teacher tip

### Content guidance

• Physical activity required.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.

m

n

o

p

Q2.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.

q

r

s

t

Q3.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.

u

v

w

Q4.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.

x

y

z

Q5.
Which of these letters have a similar formation to their capital letter?