last year there seemed to be a slightly different format in the writing test in that normally they have to write a letter or story - last year i think they had some sort of choice? Perhaps someone could help out on that point.
Well just trying to remember, sorry if its all muddled up but it was writing a letter to the Prime Minister about what they could do to their school (or school playground) to improve on the environmental impact. I think some kids didn't realise or see that it was a letter so don't know for real if it was letter or not but my DD said it was a letter to PM to do with environment.
I think its good just having a discussion about current stuff that everyone seem to be going on about in case its non fiction and just discuss what your DC thinks.