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Year 2

The the first join: en, ud and ir with no lead in

I can correctly form the first join.

New
New
Year 2

The the first join: en, ud and ir with no lead in

I can correctly form the first 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 first join goes from the baseline to the x-height line.
  5. The dot for the letter i gets added once the letter string is complete.

Common misconception

Children will often revert back to taking their pencil off the page to add the dot to the letter i.

When modelling, ensure to talk out loud to yourself showing the children you are leaving the dot until the end. For example, 'I am forming the letter i, but I remember that I leave the dot until the end'.

Keywords

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

  • Join - connecting together

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

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

  • X-height line - this is the line that x-height letters reach

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.
Match the capital letters with the corresponding lower case letters.
Correct Answer:M,m

m

Correct Answer:N,n

n

Correct Answer:O,o

o

Correct Answer:P,p

p

Q2.
Match the capital letters with the corresponding lower case letters.
Correct Answer:Q,q

q

Correct Answer:R,r

r

Correct Answer:S,s

s

Correct Answer:T,t

t

Q3.
True or false? Cursive handwriting is also known as 'joined up' handwriting.
Correct Answer: True, true
Q4.
Select the correct lower case formation of the letter i in print.
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q5.
Select the correct lower case formation of the letter r in print.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q6.
Which letter is missing it's matching capital letter?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q5 image 1 Incorrect pre-cursive letter r