Hi, when my children entered in sep, not one of them could write their name or make any kind of attemt to look any thing like their name! I made some name cards with pictures that the children had chosen,( matching the initial letter of their name for example sun for Steven. I wrote the childs name onto the crad and laminated them all. The cards are the length of A4. The name cards are then stuck with blue tack onto an A4 whitboard. Every morning before the children come into nursery a lay all of the boards out onto my carpet, as do all of my TA's for their key groups. As children enter the group, they collect a pen from the table and find their name card. This settles them and gives us a very primpt start to the day.I dont teach letter formation as such, however, everyday i will have a few minutes with one or two children to practice a few sounds in their name. The children LOVE doing this in a morning and in reponse write their name on EVERYTHING they do in class and are very excited to show it to me!. The children's name cards are also all up on the wall in our writing area, and they all took a name card home. Out of my key group of 15, 12 children can now write their own name indepenedetly. Our Reception class do the same, but they have cards with starting points for correct letter formation every time as their focus.