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Lopez Live! Live and in lockdown: our resident Bedford handwriting guru shows us how it is done!

What is coming up this week?

Are you sitting up straight, feet on the floor, best tripod grip ready?

This week we will be adding a new video/image each day - lined paper at the ready! 

Getting ready for ‘curly c’ letters

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Lopez Live on Monday: ‘curly c’ letters

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Reception/Year 1 children - remember to use our special sayings to practise the correct formation.

Before using paper, you can practise these letters by tracing over the poster above (or letter shapes below) with your finger.  The pencil (on the poster) shows your the correct starting point for each letter.  Using the correct starting point is so important.


Refer to the pencils on the poster above to ensure you have the correct starting point for each letter. All of these letters have the same ‘curly c’ shape within them. Check this/the direction when writing them.

“Curl around the caterpillar.”
“Round the apple and down the leaf.”
“Round his bottom, up his neck, down to his feet.”
Round her face, down her hair, give her a curl.”
“All around the orange.”
“Round her head, up to earrings & down her hair.”

Lopez Live on Tuesday: 'down up and over' letters

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"Down the laces to the heel, round the toe."
"Down the head to the hooves and over his back."
"Down the kangaroo's body, tail and leg, goodbye!"
"Down Maisie, mountain, mountain."
"Down Nobby, up and over his net."
"Down the plait, up and over the pirate's face."
"Down his back and then curl up over his arm."

Wednesday: Ascenders and CAPITALS

Ascender Challenge: What is different about the letter 't'? 

Lopez Live on Wednesday: Ascenders & CAPITALS

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Lopez Live on Thursday: ‘descenders’

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Lopez Live on Fun Friday: ‘Bubble Writing’

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Screen rotation necessary for this one!

Additional Practice:

These patterns are ideal for printing off or just practising one or two letters/joins at a time on paper.