Writing sample - how old is this child?

(165 Posts)
MrsIssissippi Sun 14-Jan-18 20:40:15

I’d be really grateful if you could say how old you think the child who wrote this is?

The task was the children were shown a photo on the whiteboard and told to write a description of what they could see.

I think the child may need some additional support, but I’d be grateful for feedback from other teachers/parents.

Thank you

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Liara Sun 14-Jan-18 20:43:19

Maybe about 6? The handwriting's not great but the spelling is better than either of mine at 6, so maybe a bit older?

SparePantsAndLego Sun 14-Jan-18 20:44:17

I’d say year two, so 6/7. I’m parent not a teacher, though...

ourkidmolly Sun 14-Jan-18 20:44:58

A child in Year 4 who's behind national expectations for writing.

2sly4you Sun 14-Jan-18 20:45:07

Six or seven (and the additional support I'd give is lined paper, it looks fine apart from the writing creeping all over the page)

famousfour Sun 14-Jan-18 20:45:13

I would have guessed around 6 / Y2 as well but that is just based on what I have seen of Y1.

Newkidontheblock22 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:45:27

No older than 7


Afreshcuppateaplease Sun 14-Jan-18 20:45:35

Joining up so 8 maybe?

dlnex Sun 14-Jan-18 20:46:01

Are you the parent of this child? Who the hell do you think you are if you not - posting this child's work online.

VinnyTheVagina Sun 14-Jan-18 20:46:26

I'd say 6-7 too.

cupcake007 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:46:32

I'd guess lower ability year 2.

Brakebackcyclebot Sun 14-Jan-18 20:47:15

6? 7?

Wiifitmama Sun 14-Jan-18 20:47:16

The handwriting is not great and neither is the spelling. However, the vocabulary and content seems more advanced than the handwriting suggests so I would guess year 3 at least. Especially given your comment about needing additional support.

ourkidmolly Sun 14-Jan-18 20:47:50


Of course it's the poster's dc. Your comment is a bit mad!

thatwhichwecallarose Sun 14-Jan-18 20:48:26

I think older than most have said. The sentence structure seems better than my (better than average but not genius) yr 2 dd although the handwriting isn’t. The spelling isn’t great but I could understand 95% of those words.

So I’d say yr 3, 7 yo.

Disclaimer - I’m not a teacher or have experience of children other than my own!

BertrandRussell Sun 14-Jan-18 20:49:08

7/8? The describing is good-I like the mentioning what they can't see as well as what they can.....

grasspigeons Sun 14-Jan-18 20:49:51

my childs writing was like that in y3
He had additional support as his writing wasn't very good
But lines really would have improved that example

LineysRunt Sun 14-Jan-18 20:50:24

Are you asking about your child's handwriting?

LineysRunt Sun 14-Jan-18 20:50:35

Are you asking about your child's handwriting?

megletthesecond Sun 14-Jan-18 20:50:40

Mine wrote like that at the end of infant school. So age 6/7? Year 2 of school.

GirlsonFilm Sun 14-Jan-18 20:51:03

8 (similar to my 8yo spelling and style although she's not quite hitting targets)

ThisIsNotARealAvo Sun 14-Jan-18 20:51:23

It looks like year 2 or someone working at that level.

thefudgeling Sun 14-Jan-18 20:51:30


Isadora2007 Sun 14-Jan-18 20:51:42


melonribenia Sun 14-Jan-18 20:51:42

I think Year 4 but working below expectations.
I'm a teacher.
Lines would help

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