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Year 2

The second join: ck, ch, nk, lk with no lead in

I can correctly form the second join.

New
New
Year 2

The second join: ck, ch, nk, lk with no lead in

I can correctly form the second join.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The letters are formed by following the right starting point and direction.
  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

  • Join - how things connect

  • 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.
True or false? Tramlines help to keep our letters the correct size.
Correct Answer: true, True
Q2.
Order the tramlines from the top to the bottom.
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1 - ascender line
2 - x-height line
3 - baseline
4 - descender line
Q3.
Cursive letter joins refers to...
how big the letters are.
Correct answer: how the letters connect together.
how important the letters are.
Q4.
How can you prepare your hands for handwriting?
Correct answer: exercise your hands and fingers
run up and down the stairs
Correct answer: exercise your wrists
Correct answer: draw handwriting patterns
drink lots of water
Q5.
Select the capital letters.
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Q6.
Select the lower case letters.
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