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Year 1

Formation of X, Y and Z

You can form the capital letters X, Y and Z.

New
New
Year 1

Formation of X, Y and Z

You can form the capital letters X, Y and Z.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The capital letters X, Y and Z all start at the top tramline.
  2. The formation of capital letters X and Y needs you to lift your pencil to add the other line.

Common misconception

Children recognise how 'Y' is typed on the computer and try to write it like that.

Discuss and show children different fonts and compare to how letters should look when we are writing them by hand.

Keywords

  • Horizontal line - a straight line that goes from left to right or right to left

  • Diagonal line - a line that slants or leans

Remember to take your pencil off the page as you form the second line of the X and the Y.
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? The capital letter 'S' has no straight lines.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q2.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 's'.
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Q3.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'j'.
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Q4.
Select the correct formation of the capital letter 'u'.
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Q5.
Which is the correct formation of the capital letter 'm'?
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Q6.
True or false? There are the same number of upper case letters as lower case letters.
Correct Answer: true, True

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