Thanks Scarlett! He does complain that his hand aches! When we're at home, he produces really good, whole, stories of about a side of A4 (is that enough?). We break it up into beginning, middle and end and do one section per night. But each section can take anything from 20 mins to nearly an hour depending on which section of the story it is (the first section always the longest)! They have 40 mins in a classroom. He sits next to a girl he detests (she's always talking to him, or singing
, or telling him his writing's messy etc etc.). He's been moved once ... from another girl who was far worse
But he also does seem to distract himself with a nail that needs chewing, or a ceiling that needs examining. I tell him that if he just focussed it would all be over with much more quickly, but that doesn't seem to motivate him!