Hi, I am new to ks2 this year but have the dreaded task of year 6 next year. I am concerned about how I am being asked to work. In English they have a yellow English book which we work in most days and a purple book which is considered their independent book. However, I am being asked to spend two weeks or three weeks building up this 'independent' work. For example they want me to write an opening of a story on one day (where one group does shared write with the teacher, one with a TA) and they whole class have it modelled beforehand, me to mark, them to edit and then spend Tuesday copying it up on their purple book. Repeat with with build up, next section and next section etC. until their purple books show a full story. Apart from thing being very dull, how can I possibly say their purple books are independent? Is this similar to what you do? Could you explain what you process looks like as I am struggling!!