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Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:11:33

Hello, Is anyone aware if it would be acceptable to keep a child in at break time if they are not joining in at class time?

Starlight2345 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:17:25

Yes..There can be 30 children in that class..It isn't nursery..They have to follow instructions..30 children cannot just do what they want with one teacher and possibly a TA as well.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:37:16

I've misunderstood what I've read about Reception Year then as I thought it was an extension to nursery in helping children to settle into the routine of school life mainly and yes joining in. Just to explain. I am a Mum but my son is 34 so my enquiry is about my granddaughter who has just started in Reception Year at an Academy School. Something else I don't know much about.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:37:55


RedSkyAtNight Wed 11-Oct-17 12:40:01

... part of learning to settle into the routine of school life is understanding you have to do what the teacher tells you to!

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:40:13

Could I also ask if most schools give out Achievement Certificates every week?

2014newme Wed 11-Oct-17 12:42:06

No it's not an extension to nursery. Where did you read that?
Yes it's acceptable to be kept in at break time she will have has lots of warnings first and often they'll be lowed some of the real time outside.
Try to work with her on listening and following instructions. You coukd offer to help in class if you want to see what it's like, I'm sure you'd be very welcome.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:42:33

Yes I'm sure that's right. I'm concerned about my granddaughter because she is very sensitive and where as I expected some of her normal behaviours to settle down they seem to be getting worse.

headinhands Wed 11-Oct-17 12:42:58

It won't just be that they're not joining in, they'll be distracting the learning if they're trying to build/paint while the teacher is reading a story/doing an input.

2014newme Wed 11-Oct-17 12:43:02

Yes our school gives out various certificates for different things. Writer of the week, golden book, class mascot etc.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:43:46

I read a document from the Education website on Early Years.

RedSkyAtNight Wed 11-Oct-17 12:43:49

I think most schools give out some form of daily or weekly "reward", to selected child/ren. This might be star of the day/week, super student, "golden" child etc etc.

In Reception you tend to get stickers for everything smile

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:45:04

Yes thought about offering to help but don't think Mum and Dad would be pleased and I think it would disrupt her.

2014newme Wed 11-Oct-17 12:45:20

Yes being a kind friend, lining up nicely, super sitting, tidying up, putting shoes on quickly can all get you rewards and stickers.

2014newme Wed 11-Oct-17 12:45:43

You could help in a different class?

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:49:51

She has a very strong personality and I've noticed a little bit of frustration in her which I think is probably from being in the school environment every day if she struggles too much though school should inform the parents at some point shouldn't they?

RedSkyAtNight Wed 11-Oct-17 12:52:50

School will certainly flag up any issues with her parents.

Forgive me but "a strong personality" suggests that she likes to get her own way, which isn't going to go down too well in a school situation? Did she go to nursery - although it's less formal than school, I'd still expect her to have had "rules" to follow.

Bear in mind, that lots of children find starting Reception very tiring, which is not going to bring out the best in her!

2014newme Wed 11-Oct-17 12:53:28

Yes they have parents evening about now. She won't be the only one struggling. My dd bit someone in reception, they all have their moments!

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 12:57:43

Thank you 2014newme that's put my mind at rest about the certificates and how they work. I never thought of helping in another class. I'll give that some thought.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 13:02:24

Yes parents evening is coming up. Her Mum is very much 'in awe' of authority and I'm worried she won't ask the right questions. It's hard being a Grandma some times. I need to just 'back off' maybe. Yes, I'm worried my granddaughter may do the same if she is under too much stress.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 13:03:44

Yes she went to nursery but she spent a lot of time on her own which they said was her choice!

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 13:05:25

She has got a strong personality and is very dramatic and creative.

2014newme Wed 11-Oct-17 13:06:56

She sounds great but that they are channelling her energies in the right direction hence staying in at playtime.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 13:08:10

Nothing about her not following rules at nursery but she was being bullied and I went in and spoke to the teacher about it as it went on for ages and unfortunately Mum and Dad thought she was telling lies.

Goooooood Wed 11-Oct-17 13:13:27

She is great and so creative. As well as having her at the weekend I've also had her one day through the week since she was born so obviously can't help but worry about her now she is at school. I think I do need to find something to do with my spare time now!

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