Y1 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Capital Letters to Start Sentences Lesson

This Capital Letters to Start Sentences lesson covers the prior learning of capital and lower-case letters, before moving onto the main skill of using capital letters to start sentences.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objective
English Year 1: (1G5.1) Introduction to capital letters to demarcate sentences
English Year 1: (1G5.1) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter
English Year 1: (1G5.2) Beginning to punctuate sentences using a full stop
English Year 1: (1G5.2) Introduction to full stops to demarcate sentences

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through prior learning of capital and lower-case letters, before moving onto the main skill of using capital letters to start sentences. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the varied fluency and application and reasoning worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Free Year 1 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 3 – Capital Letters 2

Free Year 1 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 3 – Capital Letters 2

This is a free scheme of work for Year 1 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 5 small steps with guidance for teaching.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Capital Letters to Start Sentences Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of capital and lower-case letters, before moving onto the main skill of using capital letters to start sentences.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Lower Case and Capitals Game is designed to check pupils’ understanding of using lower-case and capital letters.

2 Varied Fluency

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using capital letters to start sentences.

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to support the teaching of this step.

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Matching Activity

Matching Activity

This Year 1 Capital Letters to Start Sentences Matching Game aims to support pupils’ knowledge of capital letters.

2 Application

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Application

Application

This application task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the Capital Letters to Start Sentences lesson.

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Application and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

This differentiated worksheet includes application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.

2 Homework

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Homework

Homework

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.