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Year 2

The first join: id, ig, ed, eg with no lead in

I can correctly form the first join.

New
New
Year 2

The first join: id, ig, ed, eg 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 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 - connecting together

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

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

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

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

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6 Questions

Q1.
Which is the correct formation of the letter i in print?
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Q2.
Which is the correct formation of the letter n in print?
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Q3.
Which is the correct formation of the letter e in print?
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Q4.
Which is the correct formation of the letter g in print?
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Q5.
Which is the correct formation of the letter d in print?
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Q6.
Match the definition to the correct handwriting style.
Correct Answer:print,each letter is formed separately

each letter is formed separately

Correct Answer:cursive,letters are joined

letters are joined

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