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I am going to have a massive push after half term on correct letter formation. I have put the letters into the caterpillar, long ladder, one armed robot and zig-zag monter families and will make some sort of display to show them in the classroom.

 

My class enjoy rhymes and I know that there is a mnemonic for each letter that you can say when writing the letters. Does anyone have a list of these they can share??

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I am going to have a massive push after half term on correct letter formation. I have put the letters into the caterpillar, long ladder, one armed robot and zig-zag monter families and will make some sort of display to show them in the classroom.

 

My class enjoy rhymes and I know that there is a mnemonic for each letter that you can say when writing the letters. Does anyone have a list of these they can share??

 

 

can i ask what are the caterpillar, long ladder one armed robot and zig zag monster families?

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They are grouped according to where the letters start/how they are formed. So curly caterpillars are c o a g q d s f. You can put e in here because it curls. Long ladder letters are l i t u j y. Zig-zag monsters w v z x and one armed robot letters are r b n h m k p.

Yoy can get posters with the letters on and the caterpillar going round the letters.

I hope this makes sense.

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c – start at the top… come round… and stop.

 

a- start as if it was c for cat.. come back up like an acrobat… down to the ground … and flick.

 

o – start as if it was c for cat… but make an orange just like that.

 

d - start as if it was c for cat… come back up like an acrobat… now climb back up the dinosaur’s neck… slide back down to his foot and flick.

 

g- start as if it was c for cat… come back up like an acrobat…slide underground.. and curl back round.

 

q- start as if it was c for cat… come back up like an acrobat… slide quickly quietly underground…. And flick (and never do a q without a u)

 

s start as if for a cat all curly… but halfway down you come back early … and curl back round for a snake on the ground.

 

e take the elephant to the exit....back over the top... round and stop!

 

f a backwards flip...fall underground... curl back round...and cross.

 

l start at the top for l… straight down… flick and all is well.

 

i straight down like a stick… and flick….don’t forget the dot.

 

t take it from the top slide to the ground and flick…and cross it quick.

 

u start like i.. like a stick… under up..down and flick.

 

y do a u…slide underground… and curl back round.

 

j start like i like a stick.. slip underground..curl back round…and dot it!

 

 

r- down to the ground.. back up and round……rrrrrr.

 

n- down … up… round … down to the ground.. and flick.

 

m- start like an n…. up and round again…. and flick.

 

p – go down underground… back up.. and round … and curl back.

 

h – start high up and hurry down… go halfway back and hurry round… hot the ground and flick.

 

k – start high up and hurry down… go halfway back, then halfway round… curl back to the stick… and kick.

 

b- start at the top of the bat… come down to the ground like that… go halfway up.. over and round… to make a ball lying on the ground.

 

v slant down to the ground and slant up in the air .

 

 

w … down up down up .

 

x slant down to the ground...lift your pen... up in the air...cross back again.

 

z zoom forward...zigzagging back...zoom again

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I am going to have a massive push after half term on correct letter formation. I have put the letters into the caterpillar, long ladder, one armed robot and zig-zag monter families and will make some sort of display to show them in the classroom.

 

My class enjoy rhymes and I know that there is a mnemonic for each letter that you can say when writing the letters. Does anyone have a list of these they can share??

 

Hi not sure if this is what you are after - I made these up for my children and set them home as we addressed each set of letters in letters and sounds. we always start at the top and go anti-clockwise around the circle - its a terror slide becuase it goes straight down - the children love them and so do the parents hope the attachement works if not let me know

enjoy g

how_to_form_letters.doc

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