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Language and Communication Recognises own written name  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.


Pupils select and recognise own name in print.

Early years skill:Reading
Early years typical range:30-50m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Reading
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P6
TAP skill:Reading
TAP level:TAP36
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
Tactile examples of the child's written name

Template of the child's name.



Shiny paper

1. Cut out the letters of the child's name in crinkly cardboard/ sandpaper.

2. Match the letters you have cut out to a template of the child's name.

3. Praise the child for matching.

4. Use hand over hand modelling to trace the child's name with their finger over the cardboard/sandpaper letters.

5. At the end say the whole name and point to it making sure the child is focused on the name.

Make sure the child is looking at what you want them to look at. You may need to gently direct their head and point to the thing you want the child to notice.

Allow time for the child to explore new material before working with it.

Be consistent.

Give lots of praise.

Use short 2 word phrases.

Repeat things.

Magnetic letters
Name labels



Stickers etc

A laminated example of the child's computer print out name

Paper clips

Magnetic fishing rods

More computer printouts of the child's name.

Plain black and white printouts of a name that is much longer/shorter then the target child's name

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