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Youngest leaving infants school today *sniff*

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t875 Fri 22-Jul-11 12:18:55

Feeling sad today as youngest leaves infants school, i have had my eldest go through now my youngest. Its sad and strange to think i will have no more children to go through the infants school now as we are sticking with the 2! Although i have the urge a lot lately to have another!

Feeling slightly aprehensive too as my youngest is going to be with only a few friends when a lot of her class have stayed together, we have stayed positive with her about it and said you will meet up at break, she has got her very good friend, but this morning when she said who she was going to miss looking sad, it broke my heart sad

anyone elses LO leaving infants today??

Toughasoldboots Fri 22-Jul-11 12:28:18

Yes but I am delighted about it, he will miss his friends but the school has been utterly useless ( or outstanding according to ofsted).

It is the end of an era though, but I am looking forward to having a bit more space from all the playground politics.

Hope you dc has a lovely last day and don't worry about friends when they move up, it is normally better as a bigger pool of personalities once they have settled in.

redskyatnight Fri 22-Jul-11 12:41:54

DS is leaving today too, though my DD is still in the school so it is a little difference - I think I will be a nervous wreck when she leaves.

We don't have an attached juniors, but about 80% of DS's year are going to the same school in September - albeit they will be split between 4 classes. I am slightly "eek" at the size of school - he's currently at a much smaller one!

COCKadoodledooo Fri 22-Jul-11 12:53:02

Ds1's last infant day is next Tuesday. Can't quite believe he's big enough for KS2.

No real 'end of an era' feeling here though - his primary is infants and juniors combined, and due to a staff reshuffle he's even going to have the same teacher next year!

Hope your dc has a fab last day op smile

lloyd1 Fri 22-Jul-11 14:23:46

Yes ds leaving today but staying at same school.

Flyonthewindscreen Fri 22-Jul-11 14:34:39

My DD's (youngest DC) last day in infants was last Friday, although she will stay in the same school (infants and juniors combined primary). They had an infants "leaving" assembly for the year 2 class where they all said a few words with photographs of themselves at various stages in nursery-year 2 projected behind them. I was very worried I was going to blub which would have been a bit ridiculous as DD is only moving into the year 3 classroom next door. It does seem a bit the end of an era not being an "infant parent" any more though.

wheresthepimms Fri 22-Jul-11 17:18:40

My DS left today, he is off to school with older 2 DCs he was the only one leaving from his class (very tiny village school where no one leaves) and the kids were in tears, the mums were in tears, people who didn't know him were in tears. We made a quick exit from the playground before I was in tears, but all cheered up when we got home and found the roughly 12kg of different chocolate selections in his book bag (which is now ripped from carrying it). Mmm mummy may have to ration it out over the summer (confiscate to the mummy cupboardgrin)

Sad day but youngest DD starts at the school in Sept so have promised to let all children know how DS is smile

meeliesmum Fri 22-Jul-11 17:33:23

my little girl leaves the infants next week. I am feeling very emotional about it all. The junior school is a very different place which at the moment appears very cold and uncaring. I am very worried.

t875 Fri 22-Jul-11 21:20:36

Thanks for all the responses. It wasnt as bad as I thought! She isnt going to be with a lot of her class from infants so i took pictures of my youngest and some of her closest friends which was nice and also with her teacher. smile

She does seen excited although has said tonight that she wants to move class! confused i told her all the positives of her new class (in juniors) hopefully that has swung it, its hard though as her very close other friend is in this other class and she is saying she is going to miss her loads.

Definatley looked like she had out grown infants though when she come out tonight.

Thanks again, hope our children settle in nicely in September into their classes/schools.

we should come back and update smile

Meeliesmum- is your daughter going over to juniors with her friend/s?

meeliesmum Fri 22-Jul-11 23:20:07

Yes she is. The infant school is the feeder for the juniors-so she knows all the children. Unfortunatly the two heads do not get on so they both appear to go out of thier way to be different. the infants very nuturing whilst the head makes the juniors sound like survival of the fittest. It cant be as bad as he made it sound though or noone would send their DCs

t875 Mon 25-Jul-11 18:56:35

Hope its not bad for your DC Meeliesmum.
Were have to check back in n September!

Thanks for all the replies, now weeve just gotta get through the next 6 weeks! lol

x

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