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Formation of M, N, W and V

I can form the capital letters M, N, W and V.

New
New
Year 1

Formation of M, N, W and V

I can form the capital letters M, N, W and V.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The capital letters M, N, W and V all have the same starting point and go down and back up.
  2. These capital letters are formed by one continuous movement and you do not need to lift your pencil.

Common misconception

Children may not use or know the letter names and rely on the phoneme the letter makes instead.

Use the teaching of the formation as an opportunity to revisit letter names vs. letter sounds (e.g. M vs. mmmm)

Keywords

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

  • Diagonal line - a line that slants or leans

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

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.
True or false? Capital letters are the upper case formations of a letter. Write either 'true' or 'false' in the answer box.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q2.
When do we use capital letters?
Correct answer: at the start of a sentence
Correct answer: for proper nouns
for the pronoun 'She' in the middle of a sentence
Correct answer: for the pronoun 'I'
Q3.
True or false? Capital letters sit on the x-height line and reach up to the ascender line. Write either 'true' or 'false' in the answer box.
Correct Answer: false, False
Q4.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'c'.
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Q5.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'g'.
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Q6.
Select the correct formations of the capital letters 'o' and 'q'.
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