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This guidance will be followed from January 2016, as discussed at the Parent Information Meetings in September 2015.


  • Spelling tests and practice should be in cursive script
  • Dictated sentences will be part of the test
  • There will be no mark if dictated sentences do not include a capital letter and full stop.
  • Unless parents have had specific contact from teachers, if children do not make a reasonable attempt at using cursive writing in the test, the spelling will be marked wrong
  • A bonus point will be given if ALL words in the dictated sentences are spelt correctly.

National Curriculum (for spelling please refer to pages 50-65)