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Letter formation rhymes

Your child will remember these from Reception at Blackwood. Even if they were not, these rhymes are a great way to help your child form their letters correctly. The teachers also use these in class and during interventions to help children form their letters on the line and in the correct direction.

Year One Common Exception Words

These words are for the children in Year 1 to read and write correctly by the end of the year. They are revisited and taught daily in RWI lessons.

Below shows the expectation of letter formation and handwriting size using 'the magic yellow line'. This helps to make sure that smaller letters, taller letters and capital letters are formed on the line correctly.

Your child can practise their spellings in lots of fun and creative ways!

Why not try:

  • Making each of the words out of play dough
  • Creating the spellings using string and glue
  • Playing Hangman using your child's current spelling list
  • Writing an acrostic poem with the words going down the page
  • Tracing each spelling using different coloured crayons (rainbow letters)
  • Making up a spelling word song
  • Writing a short story using each spelling word from your child's spelling list
  • Playing the game Charades using your child's spelling words
  • Playing a "What letter is missing game?" using your child's spelling words

Log of House Points

  • Maple 1502
  • Beech 1199
  • Oak 996
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