My dd is in Reception and she doesn't know anyone in her class.
The last couple of days she has come home really sad saying that no one wants to sit with her at lunch times, she is too shy to go and sit next to anyone so she basically sits on her own and waits for them to sit next to her.
What would you do in my situation? What advise would you give your little one? Thank you. x
Hi perhaps you could have a word with her teacher just explaining the situation. You could ask her teacher if there was anyone in particular she thought she would get on with and perhaps invite them to your house for tea. I know some schools have a buddy system where new children get paired with older children or put with someone from their own class until they get settled in. I am sure it is just teething problems and I hope this helps - there is nothing worse than seeing your children sad.
Speak to the teacher who will pass this on to the luinchtime supervisors. I wonder if she is a particularly slow eater and ends up on her own, rather than not having someone to sit beside at the start?
We have some very slow eaters (not just reception) who are often there when everyone else has gone out to play! To be fair, that's the only time a child would be sat alone in our dinner hall - the number of tables and seats corresponds with the number of children eating - not really an opportunity for anyone to sit by themselves.