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Year 1

Matching lower case letters with their capital letters

I can correctly form all 26 letters of the alphabet in lower case and their capital letters.

New
New
Year 1

Matching lower case letters with their capital letters

I can correctly form all 26 letters of the alphabet in lower case and their capital letters.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Capital letters are upper case formations of a letter.
  2. Every lower case letter has a matching capital letter.
  3. Lower case letters and their capital letter can be formed in similar or different ways.

Common misconception

Forming a capital letter is just doing the lower case letter formation bigger.

Highlight every time the lower case and capital letter is different so it is clear the formation is different not just the size.

Keywords

  • Capital letter - the upper case formation of letters in the alphabet

  • Lower case letter - the smaller version of letters that we use for most of our writing, appearing in non-initial positions in words.

Having displays around the classroom which show the matching letters will be helpful.
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 are all formed in different ways.
Correct Answer: false, False
Q2.
Which of the following are capital letters?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q3.
Select the capital letters.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q4.
Which of the following are lower case letters?
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
An image in a quiz
Q5.
Select the lower case letters.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q6.
When would we use a capital letter in our writing?
Correct answer: for a proper noun
at the end of a sentence
Correct answer: at the start of a sentence
Correct answer: for the pronoun I

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