What time do your Year 6s go to bed?

(39 Posts)
Dancergirl Wed 07-May-14 20:28:53

Dd's bedtime seems to be drifting later and later. Official lights out is 9pm but it tends to be later than this.

At the moment she doesn't have to be up until 7.45am but I still have to wake her in the morning. From September she'll have to leave the house by 7.40am.

She just seems to be a natural night owl and can't fall asleep too early.

mybearhug Wed 07-May-14 21:35:58

My 11 year old twins go to bed at 8pm during the week & by 9 on a Saturday, which I know seems to be early, but they still seem to need plenty of sleep.

exexpat Wed 07-May-14 21:37:28

Family of night owls here - I try to send DD (11) up by 10.30 but don't always succeed. She needs to get up by about 7.30/7.45 for school. She already has a teenage lie-in habit at weekends.

Dancergirl Wed 07-May-14 21:40:33

Will she need to be up earlier in September expat?

Squeegle Wed 07-May-14 21:43:20

8 30 for my 10 yr old, lights out 9 pm
Still struggle getting him up at 7. 15

Squeegle Wed 07-May-14 21:43:52

Also, he thinks I am highly unreasonable!

ShoeWhore Wed 07-May-14 21:46:12

Lights out at 8pm for my year 5 so I guess some time between 8 and 8.30 next year?

exexpat Wed 07-May-14 21:58:12

Dancergirl - no, same school goes up to age 18 and it's a short walk away, so she won't need to be up any earlier.

peppersaunt Wed 07-May-14 23:03:02

Lights out about 8:45 then we maintain the fiction that DD doesn't turn on her reading light...

ContentedSidewinder Thu 08-May-14 07:56:17

Sleep is a very individual thing. Ds1 needs more sleep than ds2 who is 3 years younger.

They both are in bed and lights out by 8pm. They are meant to be up at 7am for breakfast but usually ds2 is awake by 6.30am and reads.

2 nights a week their activity goes on till 7.30 meaning we don't get them into bed until 8.30 and because it is very physical they usually wake around 7.20 - 7.30am.

On a weekend we don't really let them stay up later as it just makes Mondays harder for us and for school.

There won't need to be any change to this in September as we currently leave the house at 8.30am so we have a very leisurely morning and ds1 will have to leave at 8.05 which will be a doddle for him (organised, doesn't fanny about)

But loads of ds1's friends claim they go to bed at midnight. How true any of that is I don't know. His best mate goes to bed at 9pm but I think they get up later than our 7am.

9pm here but he's up at 6.30 most mornings. Later at weekends but still up before 7 regardless of bedtime.

ggirl Thu 08-May-14 08:07:04

ds 11 , in bed by 9pm up at 715 . He always reads before falling asleep.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 08-May-14 08:11:49

Bed at 8:30 on week days but it's up to him when lights go out. Both my dses are night owls so don't get to sleep until 10 or later some nights. They are only reading though so I let them get on with it.

Ds1 is very good at getting up, even if he's tired. Ds2 (9) gets much more grumpy but still he can't get to sleep earlier.

They are both up at 7am.

LastingLight Thu 08-May-14 08:52:10

Dd (11) school nights lights out between 20:15 and 20:30. She is often still awake after 21:00. I wake her at 6:10.

Kamer Thu 08-May-14 15:00:00

DS is 12 and in y7 now but still the same school night bedtime as y6, upstairs and in bed at 9pm, he can read for as long as he likes but tends to only read a chapter or two and is asleep by 9.30.

Mojito100 Thu 08-May-14 15:04:31

Wow, no wonder my DS1 complains. He's 12 and I send him to bed between 8 and8.30 with lights out at 8.30. Even on weekends unless I am feeling generous. We are early birds and not night owls and both DS's are like me and get grumpy with lack of sleep.

I'm trying to hold onto to the younger years I think before I lose him completely in the grunting teenage years.

RufusTheReindeer Thu 08-May-14 15:06:35

I feel really mean now

Ds2 in year 6 goes upstairs to get reach for bed at 8.30, we go up to tuck him in about 10 mins later

Dd in year 7 goes upstairs at 9 at the latest, she gets in bed about 10 mins later

Pagwatch Thu 08-May-14 15:16:36

DD doesn't get back from swimming until 9.30 three nights a week and sometimes has homework to do afterwards. It's a tough schedule but she's managing.
On the nights she isn't swimming it's 9.00. She doesn't need a lights out time as she gets into bed, puts her music on a cashes...

Nocomet Thu 08-May-14 15:26:10

Some where between 9.30 and 10.30.
Twice a week DD2 didn't get in until 9-9.15 (scouts finished at 9 and another activity had 30 minutes travel).

Whereisegg Thu 08-May-14 15:52:52

Dd 10 goes at 8pm on school nights.
I would happily push it back if I didn't have to wake her up at 7:30am for school.

Takver Thu 08-May-14 16:13:21

I wouldn't necessarily worry too much about September - dd is just 12 & in yr 7 now, has to leave the house at 7.50, ie about when she got up while still at primary. She actually goes to bed later now, talking to friends with dc the same age they mostly seem to be needing less sleep (except on a weekend morning!)

gleegeek Thu 08-May-14 17:06:07

Dd(10) goes upstairs about 8:45 but doesn't get to sleep until between 9:30 and 10pm. She wakes up at 6:30 every bloody morning. She just doesn't seem to need as much sleep as me. Dh is a night owl so I guess she takes after him unfortunately.

Will be interesting to see if anything changes as she reaches teenage years...

mummy1973 Thu 08-May-14 20:36:11

dd is yr5 and has lights out at 8 or 8.30 depending on how tired/grumpy she has been!

HotSauceCommittee Thu 08-May-14 20:41:27

8.30, lights out at 9, so my "evening" doesn't start until then, because he's dyslexic, so I read a bloody long book chapter to him every night. It's a pain. I want him to read to himself.

CPtart Thu 08-May-14 21:06:41

8.30-9.00 on a school night although it gets to 9.30 once a week after scouts. Usually awake around 7.00.

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