Not sure what I'm asking here, perhaps for some advice/ reassurance. My DS's end of year report came back with a 4C for reading and a 2A for literacy. At the end of year 2 he had a 3 for reading and a 2A for literacy, so he clearly hasn't advanced at all. He brought home his literacy class book last week and there were lots of comments like 'excellent story plan. can't wait to read the story' and then the story would be 2 lines long or 'excellent opening paragraph, next time try to write a bit more'. At home, recently, we've been doing stories together. We'll plan it on one day, then write the beginning, middle and end on the following 3 consecutive days. Each day this can take up to about 45 mins. At school, they seem to structure everything differently with story mountains and staircases. And I do have to prompt DS a lot to get on with the writing; or about what will come next. Obviously, at school, they don't have time to do this for every child.
One story that we planned at home, and which he then had to write up at school over the course of a week, was especially commented upon in the report as 'particularly impressive' and demonstrated his 'incredible flair for writing' of which his teacher would like to see a lot more!
Can anyone advise how I can help him focus more in the class, so that he can get stuff down? He seems confident enough (now) writing stories at home, but says he gets put off when he sees the girl next to him moving onto her 4th sheet
and he's only just completed a paragraph.
Sorry for the long ramble. I'm just upset and annoyed that he seems to have made zero progress this year. I don't want his confidence knocked further.