Hi, can anyone shed any light on how to assess writing in Y1, 3, 4 and 5? At the minute we are using age related expectations but do the children have to tick off all of them to be meeting ARE? If so then a lot of my children will not meet just on the spelling aspects. Also, if they have to spell the Y3/4 words by the end of year, how do we split up which words they should know by the end of year 3? I can't expect them to know all of these at this point in Y3 surely? Then there is the issue of evidence, and how many times we need to have seen something to say they are secure in it. Not to mention if it can be classed as independent work or not?! I am so confused!