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Ratio of Boys to Girls in my Daughters Reception Class

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Elise26 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:07:14

Hi, My DD has just started Reception and there are only 7 girls and 17 boys. I can't help but feel abit concerned about this ratio. I like the fact she is in a co-ed school but do worry whether this is a little unbalanced particulary as they progress up the school. Would welcome other people's thoughts. Perhaps I am overreacting abit. Thanks

TeamEdward Mon 08-Oct-12 13:09:04

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NickNacks Mon 08-Oct-12 13:09:46

Concerned about what? Do you think they have the lurgy?

pinkpaperpiggy Mon 08-Oct-12 13:10:40

My dd's class has 9 girls and 23 boys in it. She is 6 and it doesn't have the slightest impact on her life as far as I am aware.

Elise26 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:20:56

Thanks pinkpaperpiggy smile. I'm not sure what I am concerned about really Perhaps it just took me by surprise that there was so few girls in this particular year and idealisic about my DD having lots of girls to play with.

Elise26 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:24:47

grin NickNacks, I'm expecting alot worse than the lurgy. First headlice letter home last week.

crazygracieuk Mon 08-Oct-12 13:26:03

My dd was in a class of 6 girls 24 boys.
The other class had a similar ratio.

A couple of girls in each class switched classes because they didn't get on with the other girls. My dd was not one of these girls and formed a strong bond with the other girls but in your shoes I'd be watching how my dd fit in with the others.

The ratio had an effect on the general vibe of the class and in later years, they would split the girls and calmer boys from the more spirited kids for some lessons.

GooseyLoosey Mon 08-Oct-12 13:28:28

I don't necessarily think that there is a problem. Dd was in a class with 8 girls and 16 boys. My only word of caution is that if your dd is a girl who likes to play with other girls rather than boys (as dd is), 6 other girls is quite a small group to find a friend in. It worked just fine for dd and she had 2 really close friends, but I would keep an eye on this aspect.

Shesaysso Mon 08-Oct-12 13:32:30

My daughters class has 10 girls and 20 boys in. I must admit I was also a bit concerned at first (shes now in year 3). In my experience it has good and bad points. Bad point is there are obviously less girls to play with however the good thing is all the girls play well together (almost stick together) and the teacher says there is no bitchiness and falling out which they normally get a lot of with girls in years 3/4. Also all the girls play really happily with the boys although I do believe it gets a little boisterous when its 'wet break!'

Shoshe Mon 08-Oct-12 13:36:04

My DGD is 17 in her reception year there were 3 boys to 19 girls.
At that time I was childminding, I didn't have a under 5 boy in my setting for 6 years.
Now I know very few girls under 5!

Shoshe Mon 08-Oct-12 13:37:31

I am sure I read somewhere that for some reason more girls are born in times of peace, and more boys in times of war. How true I don't know.

MirandaWest Mon 08-Oct-12 13:47:03

Both DS and DDs classes have more boys than girls. DD has 10 girls and 18 boys I think and DS 12 girls and 22 boys. They're in year 2 and year 4 and there haven't been any problems.

BloooCowWonders Mon 08-Oct-12 14:59:41

But what so you want the school to do?! Somehow find more girls? Get rid of a few boys?!
Just the way the birth rates go!

NimChimpsky Mon 08-Oct-12 15:05:08

DD is in a class of 5 girls to 15 boys and one of those girls will be leaving in Y3 as she's Plymouth Brethren.

Suits dd fine. She's a bit of a tomboy tbh but it makes no difference in real terms atm. It's cheaper for a couple of the other parents because a couple of them have had girls only birthday parties and they're a simple, tiny affair. grin

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 08-Oct-12 18:50:40

ds had 6 girls and 12 boys in his P1 class. It has evened up a bit this year and he now has 11 girls and 14 boys in his class.

SnakePlisskensMum Mon 08-Oct-12 20:39:59

IMO it's fine in Yr/1 but when they start to get a bit older, they need a larger pool of girlfriends to socialise with. I've just changed DD's school for this very reason. She was miserable and lonely without friends and she wasn't interested in playing with the boys. She's now in a larger class with a 50/50 split of boys to girls and she's in heaven with a larger group. Keep your eye on the dynamic.

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