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Year 2

Reviewing proper nouns, no lead-ins

I can correctly use capital letters and cursive handwriting when writing proper nouns.

New
New
Year 2

Reviewing proper nouns, no lead-ins

I can correctly use capital letters and cursive handwriting when writing proper nouns.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Proper nouns name specific people, places and things.
  2. After forming a capital letter, you lift your pencil and place it on the correct starting point for the next letter.
  3. Capital letters do not join to the next letter, they sit on their own.
  4. The remaining letters in the proper noun will be joined using a range of joins depending on the letters in the word.
  5. There is appropriate spacing between the letters.

Common misconception

Once children start joining words they can forget the correct way to join the letters and just join them in a random manner.

Let them look at the word first and identify how the letters join, then practise and get them to self-assess their joins. Encourage them to identify any mistakes so they can learn from these.

Keywords

  • Capital letter - the upper case formation of a letter

  • Proper noun - a naming word that does need capitalisation

  • 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

We have given suggestions for the example words; however, it would be good practice for the children to write words they are familiar with and will write frequently. For example, the city they live in or their teacher's name.
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 correct formation of the lower case letter 'a' in print.
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Q2.
Select the correct formation of the lower case letter 'b' in print.
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Q3.
Select the correct formation of the lower case letter 'c' in print.
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Q4.
Which of these styles of hand-writing do you learn first?
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Q5.
Select the upper case formation of the letter d.
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Q6.
Select the upper case formation of the letter e.
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