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Formation of C, G, O and Q

I can form the capital letters C, G, O and Q.

New
New
Year 1

Formation of C, G, O and Q

I can form the capital letters C, G, O and Q.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Capital letters are the upper case formations of a letter
  2. Capital letters and lower case letters can be formed in a similar or different way
  3. Capital letters are used at the start of a sentence, for a proper noun and for the pronoun I
  4. Capital letters sit on the baseline and reach up to the ascender line
  5. The capital letters C, G, O and Q are formed by curling round in an anti-clockwise direction

Common misconception

That capital letters are just bigger versions of the lower case letters.

Emphasise that some lower case and upper case are similar but some look completely different.

Keywords

  • Capital letter - the upper case formation of a letter

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

  • Pronoun - a word that we use in place of a noun to avoid repetition, such as "he," "she," or "it"

  • Proper noun - a specific name given to a particular person, place, or thing

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

Using your body to signal it is a capital letter is helpful as a visual reminder. Pretend to be big or reach high up to demonstrate this.
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.
How could you warm up your hands before practising your handwriting?
Correct answer: hand exercises
going for a walk
Correct answer: wrist exercises
Correct answer: practising writing patterns
running up the stairs
Q2.
True or false? The correct grip for holding your pencil is called the tripod grip. Write either 'true' or 'false' in the answer box.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q3.
Order the names of the tramlines from the bottom to the top.
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1 - descender line
2 - baseline
3 - x-height line
4 - ascender line
Q4.
How many letters are there in the alphabet?
28
Correct answer: 26
22
Q5.
Select the correct formations of the lower case letters c and g.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q6.
Select the correct formations of the lower case letters o and q.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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6 Questions

Q1.
Select all the statements that are true.
Correct answer: A capital letter is the upper case formation of a letter.
A capital letter is the lower case formation of a letter.
Correct answer: A capital letter is bigger than a lower case letter.
A capital letter is smaller than a lower case letter.
Q2.
True or false? The capital letter and lower case formation of a letter are always the same. Write 'true' or 'false' in the answer box.
Correct Answer: false, False
Q3.
Capital letters are used:
Correct answer: at the beginning of a sentence
for a common noun like flower
Correct answer: for proper nouns like Edinburgh Castle
Correct answer: for the pronoun 'I'
when you think it will look good
Q4.
Select the correct formation of the capital letters C and G.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q5.
Select the correct formations of the capital letters O and Q.
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An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q6.
Match the capital letters to the corresponding lower case letter.
Correct Answer:G,g

g

Correct Answer:C,c

c

Correct Answer:O,o

o

Correct Answer:Q,q

q

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