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Year 2

Formation of m, n, r, h, k, b and p

I can form the letters m, n, r, h, k, b and p.

New
New
Year 2

Formation of m, n, r, h, k, b and p

I can form the letters m, n, r, h, k, b and p.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The letters m, n, r, h, k, b and p are in same letter family
  2. The letters m, n, r, h, k, b and p are all formed by going down, back up and over
  3. The letters m, n and r are x-height letters
  4. The letters h, k and b have ascenders
  5. The letter p has a descender

Common misconception

Children will often want to take their pencil off the page for the letter k.

Emphasis should be placed on 'keep your pencil on the page' when modelling this letter.

Keywords

  • X-height letter - a letter which sits between the baseline and the x-height line

  • Letter family - groups of letters that are formed in similar ways

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

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

Children can find the letter k a challenging letter to form so we advise additional modelling when the children are doing the task if they find it challenging.
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 formation of the letter m in print.
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Q2.
Select the lower case formation of the letter n in print.
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Q3.
Select the lower case formation of the letter r in print.
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Q4.
Select the lower case formation of the letter h in print.
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Q5.
Select the lower case formation of the letter k in print.
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Q6.
Select the lower case formation of the letters b and p in print.
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