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Year 2

The third join: oo, og, wa and wo with no lead in

I can correctly form the third join.

New
New
Year 2

The third join: oo, og, wa and wo with no lead in

I can correctly form the third join.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. The letters are formed by following the right starting point and direction.
  2. The third join starts at the x-height line and dips below the x-height line and back up to join the next letter.
  3. When using the third join, you leave enough space to ensure the letters are not touching without leaving a big gap.
  4. The pencil does not lift in between the beginning and end of a letter string or word.

Common misconception

Children can struggle to get the gap size between the letters correct with this join.

Model this join lots emphasising 'we dip down and across and then form the next letter so they can still hold hands, we don't want them to be far away from each other'.

Keywords

  • Join - how things connect

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

  • Starting point - the point the formation of a letter begins on the tramlines

  • Dips below - dropping under something

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

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. The uppercase formation is always the same as it's lowercase formation but bigger.
Correct Answer: false, False
Q2.
Select the correct formation of the first join ac.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q3.
Select the correct formation of the first join ag.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q4.
Select the correct formation of the first join na.
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Q5.
Select the correct formation of the first join to.
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q6.
True or false. The first join is from the baseline to the ascender line.
Correct Answer: false, False