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Cam got the strap on the bag in a twist. The bag split. The drinks spilt. Cam had to scrub the mats. Cam can’t trust the bags from the shop.


Dictation: - Explain to your child that you are going to read them a short story. They will write half of the story today and half tomorrow.

Read the first 3 sentences again. Discuss what they mean. If your child understands what they are writing they will have a better chance of remembering the sentence.


Introduce the tricky words ‘can’t’ and ‘into’, write them down for your child to look at because they are not phonetic.

Remind your child that we need a capital letter for names as well as the beginning of the sentence. Also remind them that we do not begin a new line for every new sentence.


Then repeat sentence 1 a few times, counting how many words there are.

Then ask your child to write the sentence. They should write it from memory independently.

Repeat this for sentence 2 and 3.