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Reviewing common exception words, using lead-ins

I can write common exception words using cursive handwriting.

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Year 2

Reviewing common exception words, using lead-ins

I can write common exception words using cursive handwriting.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Common exception words do not follow regular spelling or phonics rules.
  2. Letters in the common exception words will be joined using a range of joins depending on the letters in the word.
  3. The first letter always has a lead in and the last letter always has a lead out.
  4. There is appropriate spacing between the letters.
  5. You don't lift your pencil to add the 'cross' for the letter t until the letter string is complete.

Common misconception

Children may tend to forget the lead in for the first letter.

Keep reminding children to say to themselves 'ready, line, go' before starting to ensure they are prompted to start on the baseline with a lead in.

Keywords

  • Common exception word - a word that does not follow the regular spelling or phonics rules, often occurring frequently but requiring specific memorisation

  • Lead in - the stroke or line that guides us into starting a letter

  • Lead out - the stroke or line that guides us to smoothly finish a letter

  • Join - connecting together

  • Letter string - a group of letters that are written together in a word

We have selected a few common exception words to use. It would be beneficial to practise other common exception words pupils come across in cursive so they become more familiar and start to memorise the spellings.
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.
Print and cursive are the most common forms of handwriting.
Correct answer: True
False
Q2.
Cursive handwriting involves...
Correct answer: joining letters together without lifting your pencil.
lifting your pencil after each letter.
writing the letters separately within a word.
Q3.
How many different joins are there in cursive handwriting?
5
3
Correct answer: 4
Q4.
Which of these letters have a looped descender in cursive handwriting?
a
Correct answer: y
b
Correct answer: g
Correct answer: j
Q5.
Select the letters that are joined correctly.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q6.
Which statements are correct regarding the formation of the letter f, in cursive.
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It has a lead in from the x-height line.
Correct answer: It has a lead in loop from the baseline.
Correct answer: It has a lead out loop from the descender line to above the baseline.
It has only one loop.
Correct answer: It has two loops in its formation.
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