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Handwriting Practice


Year 1 handwriting objective: To form capital letters and lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the correct place.


For today's lesson, I would like you to spend some time practicing the formation of your lower-case and upper-case letters. I would like you to try really hard this week to write as neatly and as accurately as you can. Any written work that you complete this week, try and make sure that your writing is joined -if you can. smiley


* You may like to do the activities that I have planned for today, throughout the week in shorter bursts if would prefer. 


The image below shows how we form our letters. Please note the way we write the letter 'x.'



I have attached some blank handwriting lines if you would like to use these, for today's lesson. To save printing, you could use some lined paper. 

Today we are going to focus on correctly forming the letters 'a' to 'e' and practice writing these letters in their lower-case and upper-case forms.


Cursive 'a'


Some of you find the cursive 'a', 'b' and 'd' tricky to form. Have a look at the images below to help you and the accompanying videos. Take some time now to practice the correct way of forming these letters. 



Cursive 'b'


Cursive 'd'


Task 1:


Practice tracing the letters a, b, c, d and e on the sheet provided. 


Task 2:


Practice your handwriting by completing the tricky word sheet that is attached below.


Task 3:


Further work, using the common exception words as practice. 

Task 4: 


Practice writing a sentence using joined-up writing.