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stools not chairs in year 3!

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youarekidding Wed 06-Jul-11 21:40:43

DS is 6. He starts year 3 in September at the junior school on site. (seperate schools). I have been very pleased with all I have learnt about this school and very glad DS is attending there. grin

He did his trasfer day today and LOVED IT. grin

So we're discussing school and he's excited about the independance they get -eg leaving hall when they've finished lunch, no asking or waiting.

I asked what else was different. He said 'we have to put our hand up if we want to leave our chair in the classroom, or our stool - I've got a blue stool'

Then goes on to say they were left when current yr 3's are moving up as some children swung on their chairs. DS says he has to keep the same place and will be having a stool.

Am I right in thinking this may be because he's figitty (he's not a swinger though). grin Do they work in a similar way as wobble cushions as a kind of sensory thing - to aid concentration and core stability, which can then aid fine motor skills. (all of which DS is poor at)

The school is known for its high level of pupil support.

Or am I reading too much into it and he just happens to have a stool. confused

Anyone know of a similar thing?

TIA

blackeyedsusan Wed 06-Jul-11 22:32:34

dd is a wriggle bum too.. she has hyper flexible joints and can fall off the floor never mind a stool or a chair. it is twice as hard for her to sit still than other children (ot's words not mine) so i am watching this with interest. i would have thought that a stool would be less stable though and more likely to tip.

youarekidding Wed 06-Jul-11 23:11:57

yep, did tell him if he swung back/ lent back he'd land flat out. grin

Thinking due to discription given by teacher theres a reason my DS has a stool - I'm all for it if it works to his benefit. Would like to know the benefits though!

IndigoBell Thu 07-Jul-11 09:46:01

I don't know why he's been give an stool - could well be to stop him swinging.

But why don't you get him a move-n-sit cushion, if you think he would benefit from it, and then send it in to school....... Far easier and quicker than getting school to buy him one.

erebus Thu 07-Jul-11 09:50:51

We used to have wooden forms in primary! Long, 6 or 7 DCs on each, sitting at a long trestle table.

Then you moved into the senior class where, if you were lucky, you got to sit on the outside of the double desk with 3 DCs sitting at it, not in the middle, legs straddling the centre leg of the desk, the groove between the desk lids across the middle of your workspace.

This was back in the days when developers didn't have to consider the impact of building a 25 house estate in a small village, on its school.

youarekidding Thu 07-Jul-11 15:49:19

I don't think he actually needs a cushion - he's a figiter but nobodies ever really mentioned any tactics to stop him.

I just wondered if the stool would help - or if he'd been given a stool as he's a figiter, and maybe it was designed to help?

It could just be he happens to have the stool!

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