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# Formation of B, D, P and R

I can form the capital letters B, D, P and R.

New
New
Year 1

# Formation of B, D, P and R

I can form the capital letters B, D, P and R.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. The capital letters B, D, P and R all start at the top tramline.
2. The capital letters B, D, P and R all go straight down and back up and around.
3. The capital letters are formed by one continuous movement and you do not need to lift your pencil.

### Common misconception

Sometimes these letters get reversed.

Emphasise the starting position and direction for each letter. You could use 'landmarks' in your classroom, such as "Start by the window."

### Keywords

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

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

You can keep your pencil on the page when you form each of these letter in one continuous movement.
Teacher tip

### Content guidance

• Physical activity required.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
True or false? Capital letters and lower case letters can be formed in a similar or different way. Write either 'true' or 'false' in the answer box.
Q2.
Where do capital letters sit?
between the baseline and the x-height line
Correct answer: between the baseline and the ascender line
between the baseline and the descender line
Q3.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'm'.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q4.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'n'.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q5.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'w'.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q6.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'v'.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz