DS is in Year 2 and we've just had his report for Spring term. I know there's still a whole term left to go, but this time last year, he was already working at age related expectations. Now he's still working towards them. Should I start worrying (especially with SATS coming up), or will do kids normally get there by the end of the year? Nothing teacher has said in the past has really raised concerns (although handwriting is an issue raised again and again, so nothing new there). Targets are to tidy up written work, and apply number / problem solving to word based problems.
Just read it properly.I wouldn't be concerned. Handwriting comes with time. Certain pencils, seats etc can all help with handwriting, also hand exercises (play doh etc) can all help with strengthening those hand muscles. If you have worries then send the teacher an email and get some reassurance
We do work with DS at home, but possibly not enough. The handwriting has improved a lot if DS concentrates and slows down, but his personality type is one of rushing to get things done and go off and have fun!
If he is writing to quickly, try recording one sentence verbally (use a talking tin or even just on your phone) play it back as many times as he needs and write it down. Record next sentence, play back, write it down. repeat.
Talk to the teachers. If they aren't worried then it's fine. My son is getting "working well below average" for the attainment part and then "secure" for effort so he's quite a way below average but he is trying hard.