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Redumbdancy Thu 22-Sep-11 19:44:32

DS is in Y1 (about to do tests for some sort of SEN) and today came out of school with his trousers on inside out - they had PE just after lunch and not a single person picked him up on it, it was unmissable, his trouser pockets looked like bloody elephant ears.

He's absolutely fine getting dressed at home but struggles at school for some reason (rushed maybe?), his sweatshirt is usually on back to front by the time I pick him up, he's sorted himself out when I've collected him and I've just ignored it, but the trousers have really annoyed me.

I'm not sure whether to bring it up with his teacher as I know he should be able to manage this on his own and the teacher is obviously busy, but surely if they're wanting to test him for SEN they need to be prepared to guide him a bit more? Bit worried that kids might start picking on him soon TBH.

TheFlyingOnion Thu 22-Sep-11 19:52:19

He had his trousers on back to front

So what?

Redumbdancy Thu 22-Sep-11 19:54:42

no - inside out.

TheFlyingOnion Thu 22-Sep-11 19:56:19

ok inside out.

I doubt the other kids noticed, and the teacher was probably finding jumpers, ensuring children had their reading books, tidying classroom, sorting homework and trying to get 30 kids out to their parents in 3 minutes.

I don't see its a problem, unless its part of some bigger picture...

mrz Thu 22-Sep-11 19:58:55

He won't be the first (or last) child to put his trousers on inside out. I have spent a fair amount of my life teaching children how to turn clothing the right way ... so perhaps no one noticed?

Sirzy Thu 22-Sep-11 19:59:54

I agree with TheFlyingOnion.

He isn't the first child to come out of school after PE with some item of clothing on wrong and he won't be the last! Teachers don't have time to dress every child

AICM Thu 22-Sep-11 20:00:00

As I teacher I think you are being a bit harsh. If I see a child has done this I will quietly tell them but I don't do an inspection after each PE lesson and what might be obvious when you look at one child just might get missed when you have 30 sat down in front of you.

teacherwith2kids Thu 22-Sep-11 20:00:37

Year 1 with his trousers on inside out.... I would say a fairly everyday sight in school playgrounds around Britain, and I would pretty much guarantee that no other child paid it the slightest bit of notice (except perhaps if all his friends decided to do the same so that they could be 'a team')...

We have a mixed Reception / Year 1 with a large element of learning through play - a child dressed in their normal school uniform, with no embellishments in the form of role play costumes / masks etc etc is an unusual sight on many afternoons, mere inside-out trousers would pass completely un-noticed... and it's not because the staff don't care, it's because they care about what matters (the children's learning) not whether they stay looking neat and bandbox-shiny all day.

livinonaprayer Thu 22-Sep-11 20:03:54

My son did this a couple of times at that age, he didnt seem fussed..and nor did any of the other children!

Redumbdancy Thu 22-Sep-11 20:03:57

I wasn't sure whether the teacher had noticed or not which is why I didn't bring it up.

Not entirely sure why I'm being harsh - have said nothing to the teacher, just wanted to know if I should HAVE said something.

madwomanintheattic Thu 22-Sep-11 20:05:09

it's really common, and our school wouldn't correct the anomalies (back to front/ inside out etc) but the teachers preferred to celebrate the achievement of actually getting the damn stuff back on! grin

kids were always wa;lking round with stuff on backwards and inside out, but they weren't nekkid. grin

if you feel that for some reason this is making ds's potential sn stand out and might become a dignity matter (we had similar with wiping dd2's face after lunch - as she has no sensation she would walk round with food all over her face, whereas the other kids would just wipe theirs off with sleeve lol) then just pop in and ask if someone could give him a quick once-over as they go back to class.

but as a newbie yr 1, it's entirely normal. and yay! to managing to get himself dressed after pe!

Redumbdancy Thu 22-Sep-11 20:11:38

madwomanintheattic - it's his 'issues' I'm worried about, he already sticks out like a sore thumb with his little quirks, adding inside out trousers to the mix isn't going to help! Bless him.

MrsGravy Thu 22-Sep-11 20:11:41

Fairly common at this age I reckon - DD came out with just her tights on once!! I admit I was pretty surprised that no-one had noticed but didn't feel it was 'uncacceptable' or worrying in any way.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 22-Sep-11 20:15:09

My DC have both gone to school without putting on pants before. I'm not sure that's acceptable either, but it happens!

AICM Thu 22-Sep-11 20:16:32

The title of your post and your first paragraph seemed to set a harsh tone to me.

SoupDragon Thu 22-Sep-11 20:16:59

Even children with no SNs come out incorrectly dressed. It really doesn't matter.

dikkertjedap Thu 22-Sep-11 20:17:34

Absolutely acceptable, almost a must. Together with shoes the wrong way round, two different coloured socks (one PE sock and one school uniform). Other people's clothes, etc. etc. All part of the learning process and nothing to worry about.

Redumbdancy Thu 22-Sep-11 20:25:35

Harsh would be me yelling like a fishwife at the teacher no? Instead I said nothing and asked on here if I should say something? 15 or so posts confirmed that it's nothing to worry about. I genuinely didn't know whether to mention it or not, I tend to be over protective of him, he's my PFB and having all sorts of tests to see why he's 'different' and I'm not coping very well.

TheFlyingOnion Thu 22-Sep-11 20:27:43

I can totally see why you'd be sensitive about anything to mark him out as "different", but rest assured OP, this is entirely normal! smile

Groovee Thu 22-Sep-11 20:29:37

My ds doesn't have SN but often wears his clothes inside out or back to front. He's happy and that's all that matters.

mrz Thu 22-Sep-11 20:33:22

Confession time ... I once failed to notice for at least 15 minutes that a child in my class had both of his legs down the same trouser leg blush

TheFlyingOnion Thu 22-Sep-11 20:36:11

grin @ mrz

One of my kids once hit his head on the board, right in front of me and I didn't notice he was pouring blood. When he came to ask me about it, I told him to get back in line as we were doing assembly practice blush

Redumbdancy Thu 22-Sep-11 20:37:13

grin @ mrz

TheOriginalFAB Thu 22-Sep-11 20:37:49

I can see why you would be upset. Maybe ask his teacher to remind him to check his trousers are the right way round? I help in school and after PE it is crazy in year one. I was helping 4 boys get dressed. Boy 1 had boy 2's jumper and tshirt on, boy 3 had boy 2's socks on and boy 4 had his own clothes on but some were inside out. All part of the big wide world grin.

mrz Thu 22-Sep-11 20:40:42

[shame faced] I told him to bend his knees as he shuffled along in the line blush

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