I know, it seems ridiculous. His teacher said that they usually spent the previous part of the lesson, or the actual previous lesson, working on structure, ideas, vocab etc etc, so ALL
the dc had to do was write it. I don't want to stifle his creativity and was thinking of encouraging him to write some epic tome at home (forgive the rhyming!) but I don't think he would do it. He might like the idea of it and then actually rather play football or go through his football cards and I like him doing both of those things too.
I'm just aware that creative writing is an element of some of the 11+ exams I hope he'll be sitting in a couple of years and I don't want it to all be an enormous challenge then.
I wonder how many kids actually manage to write something with great ideas and exciting vocab, correct punctuation and grammar AND neat handwriting AND within the time
. Perhaps that is just practice.