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Handwriting q f s e 27.4.20

Hello! 

I hope you all got on well with the handwriting activities last week. 

This week we will carry on with the letters that start at the top on the right, and go to the left first; q f s and e, which  starts in the middle. 

Good luck! Mrs Bird

Warm up to make the muscles in the shoulders, arms and hands stronger.

Choose a Boogie Beebies dance. Encourage your child to make big movements with their arms, lifting them above their heads when this is part of the dance.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvsc/clips

Choose 1 or 2 hand exercises from these ideas.

Finger Fitness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ukAaO_JDM

If you have play dough, you could use it to exercise to ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrBsNhwxzgc&list=PLK5qMYa-oAKTf_p76PUPZBM_cdruLBaWB&index=4&t=0s

Sing Five Little Ducks and make up some finger or hand actions to go with the song. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/nursery-rhymes-five-little-ducks-went-swimming-one-day/z43xwty

Make letter shapes with Lego or other small objects. Trace a finger over the letters to show how to write them.

Week 2 – Practise q s f e

Watch all letters being written correctly on this film. Write the letters in the air. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYSBProJH4

Look at these letters q s f e to see where to start each letter (look for the pencil) and say the rhymes with your child so they know which direction to move in. Make the letter shapes in the air as you practise saying the letter rhymes.  

https://www.slideshare.net/ReadingWhisperer/letter-formation-phrases-speech-sound-pics-alphabetical-order

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE SOME SHORT CLIPS OF THESE LETTERS BEING WRITTEN, WITH THE RHYMES, ON A TAPESTRY OBSERVATION CALLED 'Handwriting 27.4.20 q s f e’ 

Practise writing the letters. Use pencils, pens, chalk on the pavement or crayons. Or sprinkle a thin layer of flour or spread shaving foam on a tray or table and practise the letters in this.  

Next draw lines for your child to write on. Show them how to position the letters using the line; e and s sit on the line, q and f go below the line.

If your child’s writing is big, draw 2 lines for them to write the letters between. Make them a little bit smaller than their letters are now to help them write a smaller.

When the letters are written correctly every time, write some words with these letters such as fed, sad, fog, sequin. In handwriting, children can copy letters and words because they are just focussing on writing the letters correctly and neatly, not the spelling.