I’ve told T countless times NOT to go around telling people he can eat nuts and eggs because he’s allergic to them, nuts especially. But he insisted that they go into his weekend homework as the things he likes to eat the most.
The UK curriculum does not emphasize spelling (and grammar) at such a young age. Children are taught and encouraged to write as much as they want to (especially writing that expresses their thoughts and ideas) and do not worry at all that their work will come back with lots of red circles marking out the mistakes they make. So both boys are comfortable with writing at length now but are very poor in their spelling, which is something that the curriculum will only tackle from 8/9 years old onward.