I think the new clarification has made some things clearer (although the fact that it was needed says it all I think) There's just a couple of things that I'm still not sure about and being one form entry it would be really great if any moderators or year 2 teacher could clear things up. I'm still not clear exactly what independent actually entails. The document says- If writing evidence has been redrafted by the pupil, this is acceptable as independent work. The redrafted work may be in response to self, peer, or group evaluation, or after discussion with the teacher. Pupils can also independently use classroom resources such as dictionaries, thesauruses, word banks, classroom displays, books or websites. It would not be independent if the work was modelled or heavily scaffolded, copied or paraphrased or where the teacher has directed the pupil to change specific words or punctuation. Before the document came out we decided that a piece of work was independent if the child has written it independently and not as part of a guided write. I then mark it by highlighting the spelling mistakes they should know, the child then uses a dictionary or work bank to correct these spellings. Under the new guidelines is this me directing them too much? They would of course have written their piece of work after whole class planning, individual planning, whole class modelling of using the plan to write a piece of work. However would this now count as being modelled or heavily scaffolded? I personally consider this to be teaching. Also out of interest, is anyone using the assessment grids that we have been told we don't have to use? If not what are you using? Thank you.