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Lesson 11 - b and oo
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Learn the sequence of shapes for the letter b and then link it to the speech sound that lets you know when to write it.


Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to write the letter b in a style that links the letters.  Then listen in so that you will be able to recognise the speech sound that lets you know when to write it.  Use these skills to go on a Sound Search – a useful skill that will speed up your ability to recognise the sound in different positions in words.

Additional Activities

Work through the remaining activities in the sub-sections on the right, or choose the ones that suit you best.  Now that we are using more letters, you may prefer to sometimes pause the writing videos and then go back to them at another time.

Practise all the letter shape and speech sound links

The first step in freeing up processing space for what we want to write is to make how we write each letter and blend an automatic response to the sound we hear. 

We will use Building Speed for Capitals for all the letter shapes now that we are in Part 2 of Shapes & Sounds.  You will also be shown how to ‘be the teacher’ and use this routine to practise all the lowercase letters as well.