Wet play...film again!

(32 Posts)
RaisinBoys Tue 22-Jan-13 16:34:52

Am I the only one who has a DC sick of wet play=film?

Perfectly good library that could be opened up for some lunchtime reading, plenty of board games, laptops, ipads and PC's, 2 large halls for indoor games...

Yet again it's choice of Spongebob or HH, for Y5's???

And, yes I know that teachers need a lunch break too but there is a long list of CRB parent volunteers who could be utilised for wet play cover, couldn't they?

Wellthen Wed 23-Jan-13 20:06:28

in there sorry not their. I never made mistakes like that before I taught, the children's mistakes are honestly catching!

RillaBlythe Wed 23-Jan-13 20:10:43

My dd spends wet play in the corridor outside the hall because the films are too scary for her. I suppose eventually she will toughen up & be able to cope with toy story but right now she hates wet play. The only option is to be in the hall with the rest of the school.

bubbles1231 Wed 23-Jan-13 20:16:37

Scotland and no wet play here (unless it's a cloudburst). Primary School follows a Scandinavian principle that children should go out as much as possible. There are various shelters around the playground. My children go with a change of socks at the least, and wellies and waterproof trousers if it's bad.
In winter they can take sledges as there's an excellent slope on the grassy area.

RaisinBoys Thu 24-Jan-13 00:09:56

Wellthen I think it is you who needs to let go. Ffs I made a comment that my DS is sick of crap films for wet play and you have extrapolated this into an assessment of my parenting.

"I think your reaction encourages a bad feeling in some children " What reaction?
I am entitled to believe that school could provide options for wet play. This has not been discussed with my DS, who incidentally is well able to amuse himself or be contentedly bored. He shouldn't have to sit in the damn corridor because there is no alternative to the crap film HE'S ALREADY SEEN AT LEAST 3 TIMES AT SCHOOL IN RECENT MONTHS.

I DO work in a school, not this school, and we trust our DC to use the library and other resources responsibly - especially y5 & y6 - and do you know what? THEY DO!!!

The point of me saying 'get over it' was that if this really worries you then that is concerning. You need to let go a little.
Oh please! World hunger "really worries" me, the abuse of children "really worries" me, the fact that graduates can't get a job "really worries" me.

The wet play issue (and your frankly ludicrous response to my OP) merely irritate.

alittleteapot Thu 24-Jan-13 00:14:32

I'm with you Raisin. Last July dcs had films for wet play every day for a week, and what's worse they didn't even get to see the film to the end! I wouldn't mind once in a while but it rains a lot more than that. I would much rather someone got them dancing the polka!

Wellthen Fri 25-Jan-13 17:46:19

you have extrapolated this into an assessment of my parenting...This has not been discussed with my DS, who incidentally is well able to amuse himself or be contentedly bored Yes I know. Hence why I said "I'm not saying you have said anything of the sort to your son"

What reaction? - Erm, this one - He shouldn't have to sit in the damn corridor because there is no alternative to the crap film HE'S ALREADY SEEN AT LEAST 3 TIMES AT SCHOOL IN RECENT MONTHS. As I say, I am sure you do not let on to your DC that you feel this way. But in general I disagree with this attitude (although agree with you that he shouldnt have to sit in a corridor).

I DO work in a school, not this school, and we trust our DC to use the library and other resources responsibly - especially y5 & y6 - and do you know what? THEY DO!!! Excellent. Good for you. Those children should be proud. Doesn't really help those who dont work with children like that though. Schools make their choices based on their own children, knowing what they can handle. You say you trust the children - that trust must have been earnt. In many schools it hasnt and I dont believe lunchtime with untrained and (IMHO) badly paid staff is the time to start testing it.

I think it is you who needs to let go. What with the caps lock, 'ffs', 'ludicrous' and the bolding of parts other than quotes...I'm pretty sure you're putting a lot more emotion into this than I am.

Allthesanityinme Fri 25-Jan-13 18:04:22

Raisinboys and Wellthen, calm down or you will force me to do something that I don't particularly want to do,

SUBJECT YOU TO SPONGEBOB

In the words of the late great Michael Winner, calm down dears its only WET PLAY! grin

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