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Practice of capital letters and days of the week

I can correctly form capital letters and write the days of the week.

New
New
Year 1

Practice of capital letters and days of the week

I can correctly form capital letters and write the days of the week.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Capital letters are used for proper nouns
  2. Days of the week start with a capital letter as they are proper nouns
  3. Capital letters are all the same size
  4. Capital letters sit between the baseline and the ascender line

Common misconception

Sometimes children can think days of the week are only capitalised if at the beginning of a sentence

Model and show examples of the days of the week in the middle of a sentence with a capital letter.

Keywords

  • Capital letter - the upper case formation of a letter

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

  • Days of the week - the names used to identify each day in a week

When modelling take time to emphasise that there is no finger space between the letters. They sit next to each other on the baseline to form the word.
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.
Which of these letters are capital letters?
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Q2.
Which of the following are capital letters?
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Q3.
True or false? There are seven days in a week.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q4.
Which of the following are days of the week?
Correct answer: Monday
banana
Correct answer: Wednesday
dog
Correct answer: Saturday
Q5.
Which of the following are not days of the week?
Tuesday
Correct answer: a sunny day
Thursday
Sunday
Correct answer: a rainy day
Q6.
Place the days of the week in order.
1 - Monday
2 - Tuesday
3 - Wednesday
4 - Thursday
5 - Friday
6 - Saturday
7 - Sunday

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