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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.


Today's lesson will form a similar pattern to last Monday's lesson. I would like you to continue to spend some time practicing the formation of your lower-case and upper-case letters. I have already noticed a huge improvement in your handwriting from the written work that your parents have been emailing to me. I would like you to try really hard again 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. 


* 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 'g' 'q' and 'e' and practice writing these letters in the lower-case and upper-case forms.

Have a look at the images below and the accompanying videos. Take some time now to practice the correct way of forming these letters. 


Cursive 'g'


Cursive q


Cursive e


Task 1:


Practice tracing and writing the letters g, q, and e on the sheet provided or on a separate lined piece of paper. 


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.