Sets of illustrated dictation sentences for individual year groups. There are three pages for each set of spelling words. A teacher's script and two student dictation exercises are included. These are linked to the weekly spelling lists for all 3 terms. Different sentence types are used, eg statements, commands and questions (along with the relevant punctuation). The KS1 dictations now also cover the first 200 High Frequency words.
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.
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 more fun, each dictation includes some illustrations relevant to the spelling.