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Year 2

Capital letters: C, G, O, Q, M, N, W and V

I can form the capital letters C, G, O, Q, M, N, W and V.

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New
Year 2

Capital letters: C, G, O, Q, M, N, W and V

I can form the capital letters C, G, O, Q, M, N, W and V.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Capital letters are used at the beginning of a sentence, for proper nouns and for the pronoun I.
  2. Capital letters sit between the baseline and the ascender line.
  3. The letters C, G, O and Q all start on the ascender line and curl round in an anti-clockwise direction.
  4. The letters C, O, M, N, W and V are all made using one continuous movement.
  5. The letters M, N, W and V are all made using vertical lines or diagonal lines.

Common misconception

Children may revert to forming the letters between the baseline and the x-height line.

This is a good opportunity to show the children how supportive the tramlines are. Remind them to ensure all of their capital letters are sitting on the baseline, reaching up to the ascender line and are straight.

Keywords

  • Capital letter - the upper case formation of a letter

  • Ascender line - the line above the x-height line which most letters with ascenders reach up to

  • Baseline - the tramline that most letters sit on

  • Anti-clockwise - moving or going in the opposite direction of a clock's hands

  • Continuous movement - the smooth movement made when writing without lifting the pencil from the paper

Remind children that they can keep their pencils on the page to form each of these letters in one continuous movement.
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:a,A

A

Correct Answer:b,B

B

Correct Answer:c,C

C

Correct Answer:d,D

D

Q2.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.
Correct Answer:e,E

E

Correct Answer:f,F

F

Correct Answer:g,G

G

Correct Answer:h,H

H

Q3.
Match the lower case letters to their capital letters.
Correct Answer:i,I

I

Correct Answer:j,J

J

Correct Answer:k,K

K

Correct Answer:l,L

L

Q4.
True or false? A capital letter is the upper case formation of a lower case letter.
Correct Answer: True, true
Q5.
How many capital letters are there in the alphabet?
Correct answer: 26
24
28
Q6.
Which two lines do capital letters sit between on the tramlines?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: ascender line
x-height line
Correct answer: baseline
descender line