Have fun helping children to remember when to use the right punctuation for names, says Beki Wilson…
The National Curriculum suggests that children begin to learn the concept of proper nouns in KS1 English and literacy, and by Y2 it is expected that children will write names of anything, including friends, days of the week, countries, clubs, companies, parks, streets and historical events, with correct capitals.
But making this learning fun and engaging can be a challenge. In this lesson, children will experience a cross-curricula approach to recognising proper nouns, when they should be using capital letters and remembering to do it!
What they’ll learn
An introduction to proper nouns
Understanding the range of proper nouns: ‘names’ given to specific people, places, days of the week and months of the year
Developing an understanding of the difference between nouns and proper nouns
Learning that proper nouns begin with capital letters
Beki Wilson has over 20 years’ experience in the classroom. She currently works as a full-time teacher trainer and literacy consultant with Jolly Learning (@jollylearning), supporting schools, teachers and parents all over Europe.
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