to feel worried about my child at school

(158 Posts)
boobymama Sun 20-Jan-13 21:16:18

am i being unreasonable to be so upset on collecting my 4 year old son from school last tuesday,to find that they had let him play out in his trainers morning and afternoon in the snow (-4) and sat all day in SOAKING trainers and socks. Why in the worst conditions we have had for ages, do they have to play outside? Why cant the teachers help the children to dress appropriately? My son developed a fever the next day and was off his food and sick! 5 more parnets have said exactly the same. The head says bring wellies!!!

missmapp Sun 20-Jan-13 21:18:04

I sent my two in snow boots last week- I like them to play outside whenever possible. Having said that, as a teacher I do stick my kids shoes and socks on the radiator to dry them off during lessons.

HollyBerryBush Sun 20-Jan-13 21:19:21

You dont get fevers from wet feet, neither do wet feet make you vomit

Let me think about this - take wellies - thats what we used to do

Patchouli Sun 20-Jan-13 21:19:59

Wellies sound a good idea.

boobymama Sun 20-Jan-13 21:21:25

The head says its not appropriate to wear snow boots in class, my son cant put them on without help as they are difficult to fasten and the teachers wont help them.

Euphemia Sun 20-Jan-13 21:21:29

Why is it the teacher's responsibility to dress your child for the weather? Why did you send him in trainers if it was snowy?

LaurieBlueBell Sun 20-Jan-13 21:22:14

What HollyBerryBush said.

It's part of the curriculum that they play outside.
DD goes to nursery with snow boots and snowsuit, hat, scarf and gloves.
She also has wellies that we leave there along with clean socks and slippers.
That way she can go outside and play and still be nice and cosy.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 20-Jan-13 21:22:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Euphemia Sun 20-Jan-13 21:22:34

the teachers wont help them

Don't believe this, sorry.

LynetteScavo Sun 20-Jan-13 21:24:28

Get him a cheep pair of snow boots (wellies + cold but dry toes). Four year olds tend to play outside these days. Which is why schools ask you send in wellies and waterproof coats. Personally I go for warm and waterproof.

Why was he wearing trainers at all? confused

But yes, if his feet were wet, school staff should have sorted him out.

If the head says bring wellies, then bring wellies/snow boots. And a hat and gloves. And a warm coat/waterproof coat. And here's an idea; name them.

KenLeeeeeee Sun 20-Jan-13 21:24:33

Do you honestly think that a teacher has the time to help 20 - 30 children put on snow boots? YABU to expect this. Wellies are simple for a 4 year old to slip on and it is not difficult to send them into school in their bag for play time. That's what all the children at our school have done and nobody has gotten hysterical over soggy shoes.

Hassled Sun 20-Jan-13 21:24:45

The fever and the sickness would have been caused by a virus rather than wet feet.

I don't understand - the head says bring wellies and you didn't, or you did and the staff didn't suggest he put them on?

boobymama Sun 20-Jan-13 21:25:21

I didnt send him in trainers, i changed him when got to school. We cant leave them as their clothes and shoes are going missing and they are expensive. HE IS 4,surely part of being a good teacher is being responsible!!!!

12ylnon Sun 20-Jan-13 21:25:45

I agree with euphemia it's your responsibility to make sure he has appropriate footwear with him, just like it's your responsibility to make sure he has a coat/hat/gloves with him. Wellies aren't hard to put on, surely a four year old is capable of doing it himself?
It's great for them to play in the snow! It doesn't happen very often, they should be able to make the most of it.

boobymama Sun 20-Jan-13 21:27:33

BELIEVE IT!!!!

LynetteScavo Sun 20-Jan-13 21:27:52

School shoes indoors/ snow boots outside. I'm pretty sure the head isn't saying wellies are a good idea indoors all day.

If the teacher won't help them, then how about the TA? Yes, if 30 DC can't change thier footwear, then it will take ages, so independence will be encouraged. And average 4 year old will be able to put on their own snow boots (with a bit of reminding which foot they need to go on). There will always be a few children who genuinely struggle - in which case the TA should help.

Both Asda and Matalan do cheap pull on snow boots £11.

wonderstuff Sun 20-Jan-13 21:29:57

At my dd's school - she is in year R too the school ask for wellies to be kept at school - they have a big rack of them outside the classroom for playing out in.

Diddydollydo Sun 20-Jan-13 21:31:00

I'm sure he can put wellies on at 4 can't he? Then put his trainers on indoors?

LynetteScavo Sun 20-Jan-13 21:31:04

Part of being a parent is responsible and providing adequate clothing.

I spend £££ equpiping my DC in appropriate clothing. It would be nice to spend that money on something for myself, but I can't because I'm a responsible parent.

Were the items which went missing clearly named?

boobymama Sun 20-Jan-13 21:31:47

My god what is wrong with the people today. we are told not to leave snow boots. previous day he didnt play out as too cold, colder that day and they send him out with trainers on. He is 4, they are proper snow boots with hard pull fastners.I despair

addictedtolatte Sun 20-Jan-13 21:32:58

Definitely don't get temp through wet feet. Think you need to chill a bit to be honest. My ds teacher and assistant were out enjoying the snow with them I thought that was lovely smile

manicbmc Sun 20-Jan-13 21:34:16

Wellies are cheap. You can write the kid's name inside in black marker.

So wellies for getting to school/playtime and take a pair of trainers for through the day.

Diddydollydo Sun 20-Jan-13 21:34:33

So get him wellies then for crying out loud. Jeez, stroppy or what?

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