Date: 05-03-12 11:28
What area do you live in? I have heard that Small Poppies will be opening again in Glenfield if you live over that way?
It is not un-common for children's writing skills to not match their other abilities. I would agree with Shar about the fine-motor skills work. I used to work in a school doing work with children on both fine-motor, and gross motor skills and there are many fun activities you can do that would help. Playing games like pick up sticks and marbles. Sewing (we used hessian, thick cotton and large plastic needles) - doing origami. All these types of activities will help.
I think it is a good sign that your son likes to continue school stuff when he gets home. He is obviously enthusiastic about learning. I would just suggest that the discussion with him around his letter formation etc not be too intense or critical that he feels like he is "bad" at it or "failing". That could put him off writing anything at all.
There are lots of things to learn at school, academic, social etc. I would give him time to settle in, and for the teacher to get to know him better, and then make an appointment with her to raise your concerns.
I wish you all the best.