Capital Letters (KS1) - Worksheet

Year 1 - Year 2
Capital Letters (KS1) - Worksheet
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In the Key Stage 1 curriculum, capital letters are a fundamental aspect of writing that children are taught to use correctly. In Year 1, students are introduced to forming capital letters and begin to punctuate sentences with a capital letter at the start and a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark at the end. They also learn to use capital letters for names of people, places, days of the week, and the personal pronoun 'I'. By Year 2, the focus shifts to consistently using capital letters and other punctuation marks to demarcate sentences, and to writing capital letters and digits that are correctly sized, oriented, and positioned in relation to one another and to lowercase letters.

One of the key objectives in the National Curriculum for Year 2 (NC14 Objectives) is ensuring that children have mastered the use of capital letters and full stops, using them automatically in their writing. Capital letters should be the same size as any ascender in a word and must be clear and unambiguous. It is particularly important for children to distinguish between letters that look similar in their capital and lowercase forms, such as 'c' and 'C' or 's' and 'S'. By the end of Year 2, students should write capital letters of the correct size, orientation, and relationship to one another and to lowercase letters, ensuring that the use of capitals is consistent and correct throughout their work.

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