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Year 2

The second join: ck, ch with lead in

I can correctly form the second join with a lead in and lead out.

New
New
Year 2

The second join: ck, ch with lead in

I can correctly form the second join with a lead in and lead out.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The letters all have a lead in and a lead out.
  2. Cursive letter joins refer to how the letters connect together.
  3. The pencil does not lift when forming the join.
  4. The second join goes from the baseline to the ascender line.

Common misconception

Children will often want to take their pencil off to form the join.

Emphasise the flowing motion of cursive writing. The letters need to be joined together so the pencil needs to stay on the page.

Keywords

  • Cursive - style of handwriting where the letters are joined together in a flowing and connected manner

  • 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

  • Baseline - this is the line that most letters sit on

  • Ascender line - this is the line that letters with ascenders reach up to

Give the children a visual of the letters being joined together by holding hands. If you lift your pencil then you are breaking the connection and they can't hold hands.
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.
Match the capital letter to its corresponding lower case letter.
Correct Answer:M,m

m

Correct Answer:N,n

n

Correct Answer:O,o

o

Correct Answer:P,p

p

Correct Answer:Q,q

q

Correct Answer:R,r

r

Q2.
Match the capital letter to its corresponding lower case letter.
Correct Answer:S,s

s

Correct Answer:T,t

t

Correct Answer:U,u

u

Correct Answer:V,v

v

Q3.
Match the capital letter to its corresponding lower case letter.
Correct Answer:W,w

w

Correct Answer:X,x

x

Correct Answer:Y,y

y

Correct Answer:Z,z

z

Q4.
Put the tramlines in order from the top to the bottom.
An image in a quiz
1 - ascender line
2 - x-height line
3 - baseline
4 - descender line
Q5.
True or false? Cursive handwriting involves joining letters together.
Correct Answer: True, true
Q6.
The first join goes from the baseline to the ...
ascender line.
Correct answer: x-height line.
descender line.