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Capital Letters: Proper Nouns

In this worksheet, students practise using capital letters for proper nouns.

'Capital Letters: Proper Nouns' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Capital Letters

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

We use capital letters at the start of every sentence, but there are some words that always need capital letters.

Capital letters are needed for the all names of people, places and dates. These are sometimes called proper nouns.

Jack

Mr Jones

London

France

High Street

Sainsbury's

Christmas

Tuesday

August

 

Book and film titles are also given capital letters. Usually all the words in the title start with a capital letter except little words like 'and' and 'the'. The first word of the title always has a capital even if it is a little word.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

 

Sometimes we write a whole word in capital letters to make it stand out more.

NO ENTRY

'FIRE!' shouted Jimmy.

Add capital letters to this sentence. There should be three altogether.

 

they are catching the train to manchester on saturday.

Add capital letters to this sentence. There should be three altogether.

 

i am going to make an easter bonnet to wear at olivia's party.

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

my teacher is called miss evans.

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

the smith family are moving to cedar road.

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

the romans invaded britain about two thousand years ago.

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

barack obama was the first black person to be president of america.

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

my school is called st. mary's primary school.

Add capital letters to this book title.

 

the story of tracy beaker

Add capital letters to this book title.

 

harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban

Add capital letters to this book title.

 

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

  • Question 1

Add capital letters to this sentence. There should be three altogether.

 

they are catching the train to manchester on saturday.

CORRECT ANSWER
They are catching the train to Manchester on Saturday.
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? First of all every sentence must start with a capital letter. Then you need to remember that names and places should also have a capital letter. 'Manchester' is the name of a place so this needs a capital letter. 'Saturday' is the name of a day so this should also start with a capital letter.
  • Question 2

Add capital letters to this sentence. There should be three altogether.

 

i am going to make an easter bonnet to wear at olivia's party.

CORRECT ANSWER
I am going to make an Easter bonnet to wear at Olivia's party.
EDDIE SAYS
Remember you must always start a sentence with a capital letter. 'Easter is the name of a celebration and 'Olivia' is the name of a person. The trick is to remember that all names must have a capital letter.
  • Question 3

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

my teacher is called miss evans.

CORRECT ANSWER
My teacher is called Miss Evans.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember that the word 'Miss' needs a capital letter? 'Miss, Mrs,Mr and Ms' should all have a capital letter. 'Evans' is the person's surname so this needs a capital letter. Don't forget to start your sentence with a capital letter!
  • Question 4

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

the smith family are moving to cedar road.

CORRECT ANSWER
The Smith family are moving to Cedar Road.
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The word 'Road' needs a capital letter because it is part of the name. Any names need a capital letter. 'Smith' is the name of a family. You can do this superstar!
  • Question 5

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

the romans invaded britain about two thousand years ago.

CORRECT ANSWER
The Romans invaded Britain about two thousand years ago.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember to start the sentence with a capital letter? All sentences should start with a capital letter. 'Romans' is the name of an empire that used to exist. As it is the name of something this should have a capital letter. The same rule applies to 'Britain'. It is the name of a country so should always have a capital letter.
  • Question 6

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

barack obama was the first black person to be president of america.

CORRECT ANSWER
Barack Obama was the first black person to be president of America.
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'president' doesn't need a capital letter here as it is a job title like 'teacher' or 'doctor'. If we call him 'President Obama' then we do need a capital P because we are using the word as part of his name. Remember all names must have a capital letter. Give the next question a try!
  • Question 7

Add capital letters to this sentence.

 

my school is called st. mary's primary school.

CORRECT ANSWER
My school is called St. Mary's Primary School.
EDDIE SAYS
This was a tricky one! The word 'school' only needs a capital S if it is part of a name, so in this sentence the first 'school' doesn't need a capital S but the second one does! You have got this!
  • Question 8

Add capital letters to this book title.

 

the story of tracy beaker

CORRECT ANSWER
The Story of Tracy Beaker
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this now? Remember that little words like 'of' don't need capital letters unless they are the first word of the title.
  • Question 9

Add capital letters to this book title.

 

harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban

CORRECT ANSWER
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it correct? Remember all words in a title have capital letters, except small words like 'and' or 'the'. Nearly there superstar!
  • Question 10

Add capital letters to this book title.

 

the lion, the witch and the wardrobe

CORRECT ANSWER
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
EDDIE SAYS
All the words in the title should have capital letters except the small words. Great effort!
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