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Year 2

Reviewing high frequency words, no lead-ins

I can write high frequency words using cursive handwriting.

New
New
Year 2

Reviewing high frequency words, no lead-ins

I can write high frequency words using cursive handwriting.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. High frequency words are words that appear most frequently in written texts.
  2. Letters in the high frequency words will be joined using a range of joins depending on the letters in the word.
  3. You start at the correct starting point for the first letter.
  4. There is appropriate spacing between the letters.
  5. You don’t lift your pencil until the letter string is complete.

Common misconception

Children can struggle to gauge the size of the gap between the letters joined.

Giving grey examples for the children to trace over can support children to become familiar with the distance between the letters.

Keywords

  • High frequency word - the words that appear most frequently in written texts

  • Join - connecting together

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

  • Starting point - the starting point is the place where we begin to write a letter

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

Consistent practice is crucial. Short, daily practice sessions are more effective than longer, less frequent ones.
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 statements which are correct about this upper case letter.
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this letter is formed with four straight lines
Correct answer: this letter is a capital letter
Correct answer: this letter is formed with three straight lines
Correct answer: this letter is formed with two vertical lines and one horizontal line
this letter is formed with curved lines
Q2.
Select the statements which are correct about this upper case letter.
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Correct answer: this letter is a capital letter
this letter has three straight lines
this letter has a curved line
Correct answer: this letter has one vertical line and one horizontal line
this letter has a zig-zag pattern
Q3.
Select the statements which are correct about this upper case letter.
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Correct answer: this letter is a capital letter
Correct answer: this letter is formed with three straight lines
this letter is formed with two diagonal lines
Correct answer: this letter is formed with two vertical lines and one diagonal line
this letter is formed with four straight lines
Q4.
Select the correct cursive joins from below.
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Q5.
Select the correct cursive joins from below.
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Q6.
Select the correct formation and use of joins for the words below.
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