DS (Y3) not settling at new school

(3 Posts)
MrsJervis Mon 19-Sep-16 21:20:35

We moved to a new area just before the summer hols. DCs in Y4 and FS have settled into their new school very well. DS2, in Y3, really hasn't. He is very quiet and struggles to make friends in new situations, but had plenty in his old school having known kids there since preschool. New school seems to be proactive - letter home from Welfare Assistant today saying that he'll have extra support 'with friendship and social skills' - but I'm wondering what else I can do to help him. I don't know any parents in his class. Any suggestions? Tonight he refused to eat dinner and was complaining about a stomach ache, and he just seems terribly, terribly homesick.

Lilaclily Mon 19-Sep-16 21:23:13

Cold oyu ask him to name one boy he's fond of and invite him round for a play date or ask his teacher who is a reliable boy who'll swy yes to a play date?
The school sound great in that they've picked up the situation

I'm sorry I don't understand the FS bit ?

MrsJervis Mon 19-Sep-16 21:32:20

FS = Foundation Stage (what they call Reception here). Good suggestion about trying to find just one boy - and asking teacher for ideas too. Poor old DS doesn't seem to have played with anyone yet -- or at least, he says that that's the case whether it is or not. Yes - it's good that school are aware of the situation. DS is going to a Lego club tomorrow after school so I'm hoping that there might be someone there who will be his pal.

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