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dd said a shocking thing about her teacher over dinner.

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LargeGlassofRed Wed 07-Oct-09 22:38:44

So all sitting round over dinner something came up about school and grandma said
'oh do you have to stand in the corner if your naughty?
dd2 says, no i'm never naughty, but if you are naughty she stamps on your hands or feet at carpet time. shock

dd2 is 5 she hadn't realised what she said was shocking she just carried on chatting away.
Later I asked her who she had done it 2 and she named several boys, I asked if it maybe was an accident and she said no she does it all the time sad

So what do I do? rang a friend who has ds in same class and she is going drop it in conversation with her ds and see if he says the same.

I really don't think dd would make it up but can't be 100 percent sure.

The teacher is known for being shouty.

FlamingoBingo Wed 07-Oct-09 22:39:56

shock What do the children do, according to your DD, when the teacher does that? Surely they must cry?

electra Wed 07-Oct-09 22:40:33

omg - scary! Poor you. I don't think I would want my child going to school in a potentially abusive situation. That is shocking!

OnlyWantsOneFartleBerry Wed 07-Oct-09 22:41:33

thats scary. Although I can understand that a 5 yr old may be not 100% accurate, that sounds like it is coming from somewhere

Let us know the outcome...

choccyp1g Wed 07-Oct-09 22:41:42

Does she mean stamping them with a stamp, like a non smiley face or something?

DuelingFANGo Wed 07-Oct-09 22:41:44

I would think this is highly unlikely.

Curiousmama Wed 07-Oct-09 22:42:08

shock That's scary really hope it isn't true but why would your dd say such a thing?

TimothyTigerTuppennyTail Wed 07-Oct-09 22:43:01

DS is 5. His teacher takes all the children who have a 'Good Effort' certificate swimming in the magic puddle. It's full of dinosaurs and strawberry cakes.

You'd be amazed what they come out with.

Curiousmama Wed 07-Oct-09 22:43:10

choccyp1g that's a point.

overmydeadbody Wed 07-Oct-09 22:43:13

oh god, if that is true it is awful, and so easy^ for the teacher to possibly be doing too.

God I do hope this isn't true. sad I want to cry just thinking about it.

When my sis was at school her nursery teacher used to sit on naughty children (she was very very fat).

TigerBitesAgain Wed 07-Oct-09 22:43:50

But come on, children do make things up (disclaimer: I am not a teacher nor have any interest in teachers). They say all sorts of things. DS is 7 and says all sorts about big boys doing this that and the other, the teacher doing this and that (which then turns out to be "well, it wasn't quite like that..."), heavens sake, he once told me that pre-school had been visited by 38 unicorns. I think you should try to find out a bit more before worrying too much.

edam Wed 07-Oct-09 22:44:41

Surely someone would have noticed if a teacher was stamping on the children! Suspect Choccy's right.

overmydeadbody Wed 07-Oct-09 22:45:40

Tiger is right. Some children do have very wild imaginations don't they?

Still, this can't just be dismissed.

redsofas Wed 07-Oct-09 22:50:03

choccypig has a great point thier it sounds like a more reasonable explanation, on the other hand getting friend to casually drop it in with thier dc is a good idea as im sure all the kids would know about it as the kids must cry if someone hurt them.
although rumours are easily passed around children, yr 5 loads of my peers said mr x was a pervert but i was alone with him on many occasions and he was a lovely bloke and not even remotely perverted.
please let us know.

Heated Wed 07-Oct-09 22:51:12

Presumably you can tell all the naughty children, there the ones in finger splints?

Classrooms are busy places, with visitors, TAs and other LSAs - highly improbable there is a teacher harming reception pupils' hands by stamping on them! Do you realise how mad that sounds?

Heated Wed 07-Oct-09 22:51:55

there they're

LargeGlassofRed Wed 07-Oct-09 23:00:37

yes I really hope it is in her imagination, although she's not usually a tale teller.
Just a really strange thing to come out with, I don't want to question her about it to much as she'll guess somethings up.
Will wait to see what my friends dc says tomorrow,

paranoidmother Wed 07-Oct-09 23:04:28

I hope it's not true for the dc's sake but I know my daughter would only have to see someone doing by mistake once and then it would be ' Why do you stamp on our hands?'

Perhaps the teacher tripped and stepped on a couple of kids?

Or the teacher does dramatic stamping on the floor near the stray hands and feet to make the point about moving them.

seeker Wed 07-Oct-09 23:10:46

I can categorically say that this is not happening.

VirginiaLoveGlove Wed 07-Oct-09 23:24:11

dd had a scratch on her arm. v. neat one.

she told the nursery nurse that i cut her. with a knife and that no, it wasn't an accident.

<hopes no one rings SS.>

StrikeUpTheBand Wed 07-Oct-09 23:27:51

Yes, because obviously teachers spend their time stamping on small children's hands in temper hmm.

Highly improbable. Your DD doesn't have to be making this up though - like others have said it could be that the teacher was in the middle of telling off some children and accidentally stepped on their fingers on the carpet?

Prosecco Wed 07-Oct-09 23:29:06

My friend's ds told her that his teacher put his name up on the bad wall (apparently it was black). She mentioned it at when she picked him up to be told there was no such thing and that he hadn't been anywhere near naughty anyway.

skymoo Wed 07-Oct-09 23:31:22

what makes you so sure seeker?

piscesmoon Wed 07-Oct-09 23:42:25

It is ridiculous! She would be frightened and shocked if it was really happening-it isn't something that she would just drop into conversation! It couldn't happen-the teacher couldn't keep it secret and she would lose her job and not be allowed to teach.

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