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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.

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.
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.
Correct Answer: true, True
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'.
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Q4.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'n'.
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Q5.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'w'.
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Q6.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'v'.
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