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Y1 CEW Dictation Sentences: Common Exception Words Sentences and Worksheets

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This Y1 common exception word (CEW) pack contains dictation sentences for the 45 tricky words for year 1 to help pupils write sentences from memory. The sentences can be read out loud by an adult, or pupils could use their decoding skills and knowledge of common exception words to read the sentences to their peers.

The following common exception words are included in this resource:
Set 1: do, to, said, says, the, a, today, of
Set 2: his, has, are, were, I, they, was, is
Set 3: he, be, me, she, we, here, you, your
Set 4: ask, come, some, go, so, love, no
Set 5: by, my, friend, one, once, there, where
Set 6: house, our, pull, full, put, push, school

The pack could be used alongside these corresponding Year 1 Common Exception Words spelling packs:

1: https://www.plazoom.com/resource/y1-common-exception-words-spelling-pack-1
2: https://www.plazoom.com/resource/y1-common-exception-words-spelling-pack-2
3: https://www.plazoom.com/resource/y1-common-exception-words-spelling-pack-3
4: https://www.plazoom.com/resource/y1-common-exception-words-spelling-pack-4
5: https://www.plazoom.com/resource/y1-common-exception-words-spelling-pack-5
6: https://www.plazoom.com/resource/y1-common-exception-words-spelling-pack-6

Included in this resource:

  • 6 x PDF worksheest of sentences that can be cut out for an adult or child to read as appropriate
  • 6 x PDF lists of sentences with guidance for adults
  • 6 x PDF answer sheets for pupils to fill in the missing CEW

What are common exception words?
Common exception words are words which don’t follow the common rules of spelling, or which use letter combinations to represent sounds in an uncommon way.

Year 1 common exception words
the
a
do
to
today
of
said
says
are
were
was
is
his
has
I
you
your
they
be
he
me
she
we
no
go
so
by
my
here
there
where
love
come
some
one
once
ask
friend
school
put
push
pull
full
house
our

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • read common exception words, noting unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
  • spell common exception words
  • write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher that include words using the GPCs and common exception words taught so far

  • 6 x PDF worksheest of sentences that can be cut out for an adult or child to read as appropriate
  • 6 x PDF lists of sentences with guidance for adults
  • 6 x PDF answer sheets for pupils to fill in the missing CEW
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