Y1 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Capital Letters at the Start of Sentences and 'I' Lesson

This Introducing Capital Letters lesson covers the prior learning of applying phonics sounds to label weather related words, before moving onto the main skill of using capital letters at the start of sentences are for 'I'.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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: (1G5.1) Using a capital letter for the personal pronoun ‘I’

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of applying phonics sounds to label weather related words, before moving onto the main skill of using capital letters at the start of sentences are for I''. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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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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These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

This Capital Letters to Start Sentences Video Tutorial explains how to punctuate sentences using capital letters.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Capital Letters at the Start of Sentences and ‘I’ Prior Learning Activity, recaps the prior learning of applying phonics sounds to label weather related images, before moving onto the main skill of using capital letters and 'I'.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Weather Labelling Game is designed to check pupils' ability to use their phonics knowledge to label images of weather related words.

2 Varied Fluency

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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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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Capital Letters Game gives your pupils the opportunity to show that they are beginning to understand and use capital letters for the start of sentences and ‘I’.

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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 and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

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

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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 at the Start of Sentences and ‘I’ lesson.

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of Capital Letters at the Start of Sentences and ‘I’.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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