I am in year 2 and something I have done this year which has worked well is to have a 15 minute independent writing session after lunch. I usually manage to fit it in 2-3 times a week. I run my normal literacy session in the morning. In the afternoon they come in from lunch, look at the prompt on the board and write in silence for 15-20 minutes. I mark this piece of work against their next steps which change each term and are followed throughout the school. However, you could just choose your focus and mark to that. To make it easier to manage I printed loads of stickers saying 'Well done! You remembered your next step.' I just stick a sticker in their book if they achieve it, highlight good bits in pink and sometimes write a short comment like 'Remember full stops.' It sounds like a lot of work but to be honest I wander round the classroom with my highlighter and give feedback as I go. I also avoid doing it if I know I have a lot of marking from the morning literacy session. It works really well as they only have to focus on one thing without worrying about genres. Prompts I have used include: Tell me what is happening in this picture. What does this machine do? What would you like to be when you grow up? What did you do at the weekend?