Y1 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Consolidating Capital Letters Lesson

This Consolidating Capital Letters lesson covers the prior learning of nouns, before moving onto the main skill of consolidating knowledge of capital letters.

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) Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

Mathematics Year 1: (1M4c) Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years

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 nouns, before moving onto the main skill of consolidating knowledge of capital letters. 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.

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Video Tutorial

This Capital Letters for Names of Places, People, Dates and ‘I’ Video Tutorial explains how to punctuate sentences using capital letters for proper nouns and the personal pronoun ‘I’.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This Consolidating Capital Letters Prior Learning Activity recaps the prior learning of nouns, before moving onto the main skill of recognising when to use a capital letter.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Nouns Game is designed to check pupils’ understanding of identifying common nouns.

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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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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of consolidating 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 Consolidating Capital Letters 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.

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Homework

Homework

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