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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.

New
New
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.

Supervision

Adult supervision recommended.

Licence

This content is © Oak National Academy Limited (2024), licensed on Open Government Licence version 3.0 except where otherwise stated. See Oak's terms & conditions (Collection 2).

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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.
Correct Answer:M,m

m

Correct Answer:N,n

n

Correct Answer:O,o

o

Correct Answer:P,p

p

Q2.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.
Correct Answer:Q,q

q

Correct Answer:R,r

r

Correct Answer:S,s

s

Correct Answer:T,t

t

Q3.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.
Correct Answer:U,u

u

Correct Answer:V,v

v

Correct Answer:W,w

w

Q4.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.
Correct Answer:X,x

x

Correct Answer:Y,y

y

Correct Answer:Z,z

z

Q5.
Which of these letters have a similar formation to their capital letter?
Correct answer: v
a
Correct answer: c
d
k
Q6.
Which of these letters have a similar formation to their capital letter?
e
Correct answer: o
g
Correct answer: p
Correct answer: s