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Year 2

The fourth join: ol, ok and of with no lead in

I can correctly form the fourth join.

New
New
Year 2

The fourth join: ol, ok and of with no lead in

I can correctly form the fourth 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 fourth join goes from the x-height line up towards the ascender line.
  3. The letter f has a lead in and a lead out loop for joining.
  4. The pencil does not lift in between the beginning and end of a letter string or word.
  5. The letters l, k and f all reach up to the ascender line.

Common misconception

Children can struggle with the shape and size of the loop for the lead in and lead out when joining the letter f.

More tracing practice will support children to get a feel for the size and shape of the loop.

Keywords

  • Join - how things connect

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

  • Ascender line - this is the top line of the tramlines

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

  • Loop - a rounded shape made in certain letters

Pattern practice is important before attempting loops so ensure to spend time practising the looped pattern within the warm up.
Teacher tip

Content guidance

  • Physical activity required.

Supervision

Adult supervision recommended.

Licence

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6 Questions

Q1.
Select the correct formation of the third join oo.
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Q2.
Select the correct formation of the third join wa.
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Q3.
Select the correct formation of the third join wo.
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Q4.
True or false? Cursive letter joins refer to how letters connect together.
Correct Answer: True, true
Q5.
Select the correct examples of the first join.
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Q6.
Select the correct example of the second join.
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