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Primary open day tomorrow - tips?

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Bumperlicious Mon 08-Nov-10 20:17:43

Going to a primary school open day tomorrow for dd1. Any tips on what to look for/ask?

Onlyaphase Mon 08-Nov-10 20:22:36

I asked about class sizes, sporting activities, lunches/snack policy, bus routes, settling in periods in Reception.

Chances are you'll get shown around by someone who will tell you all these things without being asked.

I found that the most telling thing was the manner of the children in the school - some schools have children who rush past you in the corridors and don't hold doors open, other schools have the opposite. I know which school I'd like DD to go to!

littleducks Mon 08-Nov-10 20:30:57

Reading- when do they start teaching, what methods do they use, do they stick to one reading scheme or use a combination of several

Bullying/friendships- what proactive techniques do they have (buddy benches/friendship trees/happy sad clouds)

SpeedyGonzalez Mon 08-Nov-10 20:32:00

Yikes! Bumper, thanks for this. Am also viewing a primary school tomorrow and am shamefully unprepared.

Bumperlicious Mon 08-Nov-10 21:01:06

Thanks for the tips. I guess i'll also find out what hideousness they do for settling in, just as i am going back to work after maternity leave.

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 08-Nov-10 21:04:40

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Bumperlicious Mon 08-Nov-10 21:14:18

Gloucestershire (and i stalked speedy to see if she might be going to the same on but she lives in a different town to me grin)

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 08-Nov-10 21:30:30

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blackeyedsusan Mon 08-Nov-10 22:29:42

how do they support those who need extra help and how do they challenge the more able children?

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