Alphabet - Upper and Lower Case Letters 3
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Alphabet - Upper and Lower Case Letters 3

This quiz looks at upper and lower case letters and is for the first term in Year 1 (KS1). It is important to learn both the upper and lower case letters and children should know how to form all the letters of the alphabet by the end of KS1 as set out in the National Curriculum.

This quiz involves identifying the upper and lower case letters and reminds them of their varying formation.

This activity will help their sentence level skills, as well as English and literacy, as they will be able to form the correct capital letter for the beginning of their sentence.

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The English alphabet has 26 letters, sometimes we write them as upper case letters (ABC) and sometimes they are lower case letters (abc). When you start a sentence, you should always begin with an upper case letter. Your name will start with an upper case letter and the rest will be lower case. Test your knowledge on letters.

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  1. The word 'sleeplessness' has lots of e’s in it and when we are tired we count sheep. Which of these is the capital letter for ‘e’?
    The current world record for staying awake is 11 days. Can you imagine staying awake for that long?
  2. This is a picture of some ice. Which of these is the capital letter for ‘i’?
    If you ever write the word ‘I’ as in: ‘I like pizza’ then it must always be a capital letter. If the letter ‘I’ is alone it is brave and hard like ice but when it has other letters join it, the ‘i’ goes small again unless it is at the beginning of a sentence.
  3. The word 'lion' begins with ‘l’. Which of these is the capital letter for ‘l’?
    Lions are loud! Their roar can be heard over 8 kilometres away.
  4. Jelly is very wobbly and the word ‘wobble’ begins with a ‘w’. Can you find the upper case letter for ‘w’?
    ‘W’ looks like an upside down ‘M’ but a lower case ‘w’ does not look like an upside down ‘m’ because a lower case ‘w’ should still be pointy.
  5. This is a picture of someone ‘GIGGLING’, this word has four ‘G’ letters and none should be capitalized. Which of these is a lower case ‘G’?
    When forming a lower case ‘g’ make sure his belly is sitting on the line with his tail hanging below.
  6. This is a picture of an orange, which begins with the letter ‘o’. Can you spot the upper case letter for ‘o’?
    Oranges are round just like the letter ‘o’. The letter ‘o’ stays the same shape but becomes bigger when it is a capital letter.
  7. Yummy food is in the picture below. Which of these is the lower case letter for ‘Y’?
    When 'Y' is a capital it stands on the line but when it is a lower case letter, it’s as if it has eaten too much yummy food and its belly now flops down and perches on the line.
  8. This turtle lives under the sea; the word ‘under’ begins with ‘u’. Which of these is the upper case for ‘u’?
    The only difference between a capital and lower case ‘u’ is that the lower case has a tail and the upper case does not.
  9. This is a picture of a cat. Which of these is the upper case letter for ‘c’?
    The letter ‘c’ curls round and looks like a circle that has been stopped half way.
  10. The picture below shows ‘Kids’ doing something with the ball. The thing they are doing begins and ends with a ‘K’ but the letters should not be capitalized. Which of these is a lower case ‘K’?
    ‘K’ and ‘C’ make similar sounds so we describe ‘k’ as a ‘kicking k’ and ‘c’ as a ‘curly c’.

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