Since the introduction of Big Write I have used it across several age groups from Y2 - Y6 and as a teacher have found it quite good in improving writing. I do feel however, the older the children the more they get out of it. In Year 2 I still question how much the less able children get out of it when they struggle to speak a sentence nevermind write one down. As a parent of a child in reception I now have a problem in that my little boy does not want to go to school on a Friday because it is Big Write and he "hates doing the writing job". ALL 30 children in the class sit down together and are made to write - regardless of ability. I am of the opinion that this is wrong and do not want my child to be put off! I have spoken to the class teacher who is in agreement but is told by higher powers that this is what they have to do! I have suggested 'Big Talk' - anyone experiencing a similar situation and what are the recommendations for when to start Big write?