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A free sample of Term 3 Set 1 for all years is available here.  A document with extension activities for each year is available here.

These dictations are linked to the Y1 - Y6 spelling lists for Term 1, Term 2 and   Term 3.  By the end of KS1 the first 200 High Frequency Words will also have been covered in the dictations. Click on the icon on the product page for a full description of the resource. There are three pages for each set of spelling words.  A teacher's script and two student dictation exercises are included.   Different sentence types are used, eg statements, commands and questions (along with the relevant punctuation).  

Teachers read aloud the short sentence from the script.  In the first exercise the students write a single missing word in each sentence. This focuses on spelling in context and is similar in format to the spellings used in tests.  There is space to record the score on the same page.

The second exercise is aligned with National Curriculum requirements Writing: Word Structure & Spelling 'write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.'

To make the exercises fun, each dictation includes some illustrations relevant to the spelling.