I’m so proud of Oscar’s writing at the moment! At the beginning of this term, if I asked him to write his name in a friend’s birthday card it would have been incredibly hard work, ending up in a big scribble or me writing it! But in year two they have been learning about DRAGONS and Andy Goldsworthy. Oscar is inspired! I can hardly make him stop writing now! It’s so much easier to help him with homework now that he’s enjoying it, I used to find it so frustrating. Getting him to read or do anything maths-y is still a challenge, but it will come!
This was him doing his homework recently. The homework was to draw a found item and look at textures, colours etc. Instead he chose to write an essay.
I’m no writer, though I do like the idea of it as a career! In my last couple of jobs I have done quite a lot of bits of writing. Then in my work with older people I have met so many inspirational people. One night (I think it was back in March) I couldn’t sleep and an idea for a story came to me. Then I really couldn’t sleep, because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. The next day I came down to my computer and wrote, and I was really surprised with how well it turned out. I entered my story into a couple of competitions, not expecting to get anywhere, but you never know! I didn’t get through in either competition, but that’s ok! If you’d like to read it, here you go!