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Year 6 parents? Are you feeling as sad as me?

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lulu41 Tue 21-Jul-09 09:24:14

I went to my son's award ceremony last night and I just wanted to bawl - mixed emotions really as he has had his problems in primary - pretty much sorted out now apart from the odd blip - he has worked so hard on improving his behaviour but know he has always felt like "one of the bad kids".

Sorry I am sort of rambling - hoping his secondary school will bring a new happier chapter for him but I feel sad for him and myself really that primary was at times such a negative time - my daughter is still at the school so no losing contact with school as such.

Maybe this is all part of a process us parents go through when the little ones start growing up - cyber reassurance needed and advice from other mums would be greatly greatly appreciated

jeminthepark Tue 21-Jul-09 09:26:13

I have a son going into year 7 in September- i agree it's a big transition for all of them.
I know how you feel! I was a bit teary on the last day of term too.

comewhinewithme Tue 21-Jul-09 09:29:13

DS had his on Friday and it was lovely but they put up a montage of photos of the class right from Nursery up to their last day trip a couple of weeks ago and played thankyou for the days over the top of it .
Everyone was in tears and it was a very bttersweet moment he has done really well at primary and has a close bond with the rest of the class and it does seem like the end of an era but they are going on to make some more happy memories (hopefully) and we are all just been soppy Mums grin.

Merle Tue 21-Jul-09 09:31:58

Dear Lulu, I do know what you mean. My son has just finished Yr 5. His primary years have not been straightforward, although like your lad, there is now just the occasional blip.

I know that next year when he leaves primary I !will be very sad. I usually get emotional every year when other children are leaving, so what I will be like with my own I dread to think! Our term ended on Friday and I happened to catch the eye of a parent who's only child was leaving that day and that was enough to start me off (pathetic, really). I managed to avoid the end of school pick up by sending my husband/sent cards to teachers who were leaving/avoided the leaver's church service. I'll do the same next year.

Actually it amazes me that more people don't feel sad at this time/show that they are. Some people are surprisingly upbeat about it. I guess people are all different.

Onward and upwards!

fircone Tue 21-Jul-09 12:05:59

I've welled up just reading your post.

Ds leaves year 6 tomorrow and I know I'll disgrace myself at the leavers' assembly. He's had a lovely time at school and I can't help feeling apprehensive about the years to come. Ds is still 10 and it seems such a big jump to secondary school.

lulu41 Tue 21-Jul-09 12:14:19

I cannot make the assembly but I will be picking them up; god only knows what state I will be in : blush

I hope I dont embarrass him too much just wish I didnt have such mixed feelings its almost like although he had been pretty well behaved for the past 2 years now - the school or some staff members never let him forget he was a "wrong un" - love him so much hate the thought that he thinks of himself as a "bad kid" - sorry way too emotinal there !!!!!!!!!!

bruffin Tue 21-Jul-09 13:25:33

Every one cried at DD's leaving assembly including Head. It was very moving. Church service was very moving as well, as yr6 chose their own hymns which were some of my favorites.

DD thankfully has had a lovely experience of primary, but is more than ready to move on, so I think she has a few mixed emotions.

SetSquare Tue 21-Jul-09 13:28:18

no altho assembly wil be tough.
he cant wait to get to new school

Hassled Tue 21-Jul-09 13:45:58

DS2 finished last Friday and I was ridiculous, even though DS3 will be starting at the school he's left. It's mostly fear of how he'll cope at High School - DS1 and DD found it hard, and they don't have the SEN issues etc that DS2 has.

Bolshy Tue 21-Jul-09 13:51:05

No, because my-just-finished-year-6 dd1 is in middle school and doesn't go to upper school until year 9.

elsiepiddock Tue 21-Jul-09 13:53:56

My ds1 finished last Friday and the entire week was a killer for me! They really gave them a good send off with an evening party and a big leavers assembly on the last day. Then the parents gave them yet another party. There was so much crying from the parents, teachers and kids - girls and boys.

I have felt vey emotional about it all year tbh. He has had ball at primary school and loved every single minute. He is ready to move on and very excited about his new school but I felt so sad to think he'll not be going back to his primary in September.

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