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Year 2

Formation of i, l, t, u, y and j

I can form the letters i, l, t, u, y and j.

New
New
Year 2

Formation of i, l, t, u, y and j

I can form the letters i, l, t, u, y and j.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The letters i and u are x-height letters
  2. The letters l and t have an ascender
  3. The letters y and j have a desecender
  4. The letters i, l, t and u finish with a flick on the baseline
  5. The letters y and j finish with a curl up on the descender line

Common misconception

There may be confusion on the direction for the 'curl up' on the y and j.

Be consistent with wording and modelling. Left direction is 'curl up' whereas 'flick' is when the direction is to the right.

Keywords

  • X-height letter - letters that sit between the baseline and the x-height line

  • Ascender - the part of a letter that extends above the x-height line

  • Descender - the part of a letter that descends below the baseline

Use consistent actions to support children's understanding and recall of key words. For example reaching up for ascenders and reaching down for descenders.
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.
Select the lower case letter i.
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Q2.
Select the lower case letter l.
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Q3.
Select the lower case letter t.
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Q4.
Select the lower case letter u.
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Q5.
Select the lower case letter y.
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Q6.
Select the lower case letter j.
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