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katiestar Thu 24-Sep-09 18:31:02

DD2 started in reception 3 weeks ago today.there are 10 reception children and 12 Y1s in her class.I already know the teacher quite well.
On the first day she gave DD2 aged 4 the thumbs up sign as she sent her out to me.But that is all the communication I have had with her.
I don't have any concerns about DD at all and she seems to have settled in fine.But I would just like to speak to the teacher once about how DD is at school.But I can never get anywhere near her she is always surrounded by parents wanting to know how to support their 4 yr old with long division (ok massive exaggeration but you get the picture)
One day DD had some antibiotic to take but I had to give up waiting for her and take it to the office with a message
I know just a general word about how DD has been, is not really important enough to warrant arranging a meeting through the school office.But i would just like a bit of feedback.
We don't have parents evening til November and it is a huge contrast to secondary school where DS2 has started this year ,who have really good communication with parents for 120 new parents ,yet the primary schhol can't manage it for 10 !!

Goblinchild Thu 24-Sep-09 19:03:31

Have you tries phoning the school and asking for an appointment to see her? 10 minutes before school or for 10 minutes after?

"But I can never get anywhere near her she is always surrounded by parents wanting to know how to support their 4 yr old with long division (ok massive exaggeration but you get the picture)"

She's obviously trying her best in very overwhelming circumstances, so if you don't want to join the frenzy you will have tol let her know another way. She's -not- unlikely to be telepathic.

Goblinchild Thu 24-Sep-09 19:04:19

Well, trying to be flash and striking out a word didn't work. Ho hum!

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 24-Sep-09 19:06:53

Have you got a contact book?

katiestar Thu 24-Sep-09 19:07:34

Oh yes I'm not blaming the teacher at all.I just don't know whether it looks a bit odd to book an appointment when there is no problem IYKWIM

Goblinchild Thu 24-Sep-09 19:10:57

You want to check up on how things are going, perfectly valid reason.
You are possibly not as strident or forceful as some other playground mothers, so you need to get a space in a different way. Phone or email. smile

star6 Thu 24-Sep-09 19:17:28

I'm a primary teacher and would be more than happy to talk to a parent for a few minutes about how their child is doing in school, even if there is no problem. Schedule an appointment. She will be relieved when you say you just want to know how she's doing

bergentulip Thu 24-Sep-09 19:26:14

YANBU at all. Hang around and ask, it is worth it.

Just last week I 'booked' an appointment with DS1's reception class teacher. No particular reason, just that I work 5 days a week, had a day off and could see no other opportunity other than a particular afternoon to talk through the school's teaching approach, how my DS is doing, how he interracts with other children etc..... check they see the same boy at school at see at home.

I don't think the teacher thought that odd at all, and I just hung on after the end of a day and we sat down for 15mins while my DSs played in the classroom.

ChunkyKitKat Thu 24-Sep-09 19:29:20

When ds started reception he wasn't settling very well, and I had quite alot of contact with the teacher.

I remember my friends saying they had heard nothing and would like to be a fly on the wall to see what's going on!

So it seems that no news is good news, but I think YANBU to be asking for a little feedback.

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