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Very proud Mum alert!!!!! Also need some advice x

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elephantpoo Tue 12-Jul-11 13:37:09

Had a great parents' evening yesterday.
DD (8) is still doing very well at maths, reading and writing (4C in each area), and it appears that DS (5) is also "a bit clever" grin
I'm after a bit of advice really. DD is going to be (and has been for the last year) in a mixed year group class. She, and half a dozen others from her year, will be year 4's in a year 5 class. Though I think she'll manage work wise, I'm worried about her socially. She is best friends (inseparable) with a girl the year above. Whilst this doesn't pose a problem now, I'm worried for her when her friend moves into a different class (we don't know yet if they will be mixed until they leave for secondary) She's not really had chance to gel with her whole year group, as the classes have mostly been mixed. I'm just worried about what will happen when they're finally all taught together. This happened to me at Primary and I felt lost during my last year at Primary and had no friends at the start of Secondary sad
Anybody been through / going through similar or any ideas how I can help avoid this??

elephantpoo Tue 12-Jul-11 13:37:55

Ooh-best bit about yesterday....DS finally learnt to ride his bike smile

CrapolaDeVille Tue 12-Jul-11 13:40:27

Erm what has her 4C got to do with the problem? [confuse]

elephantpoo Tue 12-Jul-11 13:42:25

sorry blush
absolutely nothing.

YakkaSkink Tue 12-Jul-11 14:02:46

I was just thinking of some unashamed 'proud mum' so I thought I'd add it to yours elephantpoo. This morning DS says optimistically: 'We haven't done much about hydrogen in Reception, perhaps we'll be doing it in Year 1?' I haven't the heart to tell him that he won't really get the chance for about a decade.

Hmm, I moved 200 miles between primary and secondary and, after a slightly bumpy start, coped fine. I think you could help to insulate your DD by making sure has enough social things going on outside school, so that school isn't everything, and making sure she can keep up with her best friend even after they're split. But in any case she'll just have to get on with it, she might be a bit lonely for a while and at least it's good practise for moving later on.

CrapolaDeVille Tue 12-Jul-11 14:07:39

Well done to your dd for getting 4cs in everything, you must be very proud. I was thinking it was irrelevant but then thought perhaps I'm being a bit thick!!

I'm not sure mixing up friendships would be a bad thing, many kids make completely new friends at secondary school.

StitchingMoss Tue 12-Jul-11 14:50:27

Hi elephant, and congrats to your DD smile.

You might be better off posting the 2nd half of your post (with your concern about friendships) in the education section as I think they get more traffic smile.

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