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Discussion in 'Primary' started by Staycebayliss, Oct 9, 2018.
When should children be taught to recognise each of the capital letters, i.e. that a capital h is H?
My class are 3-4 years old and some can recognise the initial letter of their name and the lower case as well. We've not talked about 'capital letters' but they know, for example, that A, a and a handwritten a are all the same.
But in general I'd expect year 1, if they hadn't started in reception.
It tends to start at home, before school years, but if a child comes from a family who have never mentioned capital letters, its not particularly important, no hurry
It really doesn't...and I teach in a school with super pushy and involved parents!
And capital letters are very important. As soon as children write sentences, they need capital letters. So between reception and year 1 for most children.
it does here
Mine really got it cemented when they started faffing about on the household computers (they have upper+lower case stickers on the keyboard that's "the kids" computer but of course nicking mine is always the more preferable option as I've got a spinny chair). So end of Reception/start of Y1 really.
When they're ready
I’ve been doing it all this week in Year 1.