Hi all, I will be discussing this with our literacy coordinator but I thought I'd get a sense of people's views on here. I noticed that the use of inverted commas/speech marks now falls into the year 3 curriculum and is not mentioned at all under year 2. Having taught year 2 for the last few years, speech is always something we have taught, certainly to the higher ability children. My question is should it now not be touched in year 2, or as long as the children are secure with all the year 2 objectives then would it still be ok to teach it? Would these be the 'mastery' children?! I've got some quite able writers coming up and I worry how I'd stretch them with their fiction writing if unable to teach speech, paragraphs etc from the old Level 3.