My reception dd has come home today with a nasty bruise in the shape of a shoe on her thigh. When I asked her how it happened she told me another girl in her class had kicked her in the playground on purpose...dd didnt tell a teacher. I'm angry that she was kicked so hard. She wasnt playing any kind of game with this girl. Should I speak to her teacher about this, or will I get the usual, "well if she doesnt tell a teacher there's not much we can do" response. WWYD?
Speak tothe teacher and let them know. They may still talk to your DD and the other little girl. But tbh as it wasn't dealt with at the time they may not be able to do much. By tomorrow the children may well have forgotten exactly what happened and why - very typical at that age. Obviously if the other girl admits to it they can then deal with her behaviour too, harder if she doesn't, esp if she has no form for it.
And you do need to remind your DD that she must tell the grown up on duty if it happens again. I would imagine the teacher will reiterate this, possibl as a whole class reminder, if you tell her too.
'A boy kicked me in the playground' 'Who was it?' 'He was a big boy' So only 200 children to choose from then.
One of the reasons why we say tell someone in the playground is that it's nigh on impossible to identify or prove something after the event. I'd speak to the teacher, so that the staff can keep an eye on things generally, but the attacker has probably got away this time.
I would mention it to the teacher & then (mostly) forget about it.
I had to collect 7yo DS from school yesterday at 11am, he had a large egg on the back of his head (settled down to a merely grusome bruise later). And school was concerned as it was a head injury (I wasn't worried, I could tell he was fine). He hasn't a clue how it happened. I'm not worried because it's probably just a one-off weird accident. Repeated incidents like it would be more worrisome.