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Year 2

Reviewing sentences with capital letters, no lead-ins

I can write a sentence in cursive handwriting, using capital letters correctly.

New
New
Year 2

Reviewing sentences with capital letters, no lead-ins

I can write a sentence in cursive handwriting, using capital letters correctly.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. A sentence always begins with a capital letter and a proper noun always has a capital letter.
  2. After forming a capital letter, you need to lift your pencil to start the next part of the word.
  3. The letters all have a lead out, except for the capital letters.
  4. There is appropriate spacing between the letters.
  5. The pencil does not lift when forming the joins.

Common misconception

At first, children might find writing a full sentence in cursive overwhelming and forget the correct joins. This would result in the words being joined in a random manner.

Give them time to think about their sentence before starting. Model writing a sentence slowly and thinking out loud about which joins to use. This will encourage the children to do the same.

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

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.
A capital letter is the ...
lower case formation of a letter.
Correct answer: upper case formation of a letter.
most important letter in the alphabet.
Q2.
Select the capital letters.
a
Correct answer: F
c
Correct answer: G
Correct answer: Z
Q3.
Select the lower case formations of letters in print.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
An image in a quiz
Q4.
True or false? Some capital letters have descenders.
Correct Answer: false, False
Q5.
How many joins are there within cursive handwriting?
3
5
Correct answer: 4
Q6.
When writing in cursive, you lift your pencil ...
Correct answer: after forming a capital letter.
to add the 'dot' for the letter i before you have finished the letter string.
Correct answer: after forming a break letter.
to add the 'cross' for the letter t before you have finished the letter string.
Correct answer: after you have completed the letter string.