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Pupil attempts to copy own name.

Early years skill:Writing
Early years typical range:22-36m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Writing
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P5
TAP skill:Writing
TAP level:TAP30
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Arranging letters of name in order

Pencils and paper

Magnetic letters or letter shapes.

Help the child copy round the letters of their name.

Play a game matching the letter shapes to the drawn letter shapes of the child's name.

Reward and praise all attempts.

Can the child arrange the letters of their name without copying a written template?

Set out most of the letters of the child's name so that to start with they have only to complete the last 2 letters - then the last 3 letters etc.

Make these activities as snappy and rewarding as possible by using lots of praise and maybe giving a small reward e.g. sticker for good attempts.

Colouring-in hand drawn letters of the child's name

Overwriting the name

Writing the child's name on the computer in large letters
Overwriting the child's name using a dotted template


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