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Crying in the classroom

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strawberrymivvi Fri 14-Oct-11 14:39:46

Quick question - Would you expect to be told if your DC (Y6 so not a littley!) was crying regularly in the classroom? By regularly I mean at least 3 times a week since the beginning of term.

mustdache Fri 14-Oct-11 14:41:18

I would want the class teacher to ask me in for a chat, yes.

Is this your child you are talking about?

gabid Fri 14-Oct-11 14:44:19

Not really, but would need more info to give an opinion.

strawberrymivvi Fri 14-Oct-11 14:45:37

Yes my child. I was just wondering if I was expecting to much in wanting to be told. I've wrote a letter on Wednesday ( I can't get to the school gates regularly) and still no-one has been in contact. I starting to get a bit incandescent.

strawberrymivvi Fri 14-Oct-11 14:47:11

Sorry there's been snide comments made in the classroom groups, being ostracised, etc.

IndigoBell Fri 14-Oct-11 14:49:33

Absolutely I would expect them to ring me and tell me what's happening if I didn't do the pick up.

mustdache Fri 14-Oct-11 14:51:11

If you have heard whispers then I think perhaps a phone call and short informal meeting with the teacher is in order.

cjbartlett Fri 14-Oct-11 14:52:47

Year 6?
sounds like bullying sad
I'd be getting the school's bullying policy out and going to see the teacher

bruffin Fri 14-Oct-11 14:55:10

Yes.

Apparently in yr4 DS was crying in class a lot and nobody told us. He hadn't been well for a while (turned out to be chronic sinus problems) which didn't help.
He came out of school one day crying that everyone else was given a choice about school play but he had been away so didn't. I spoke to the teacher who was a bit FGS but then mentioned he had cried a lot in class. I told her this really wasn't like him so we decided to go away and fixed a meeting for the next week. Thankfully she had the sense to go and see his last teacher to find out what he was normally like, discovered she had a completely different boy to how the previous teacher described him. We managed to sort it out so he was much happier. One of the problems was he was the only boy on a table of girls and they teased him a lot.

CustardCake Fri 14-Oct-11 15:35:39

Yes - I'd expect to be told (unless for some reason this was totally normal behaviour for the child and they had always done it every year. I can't imagine that would ever be the case though).

Can you chase it up on Monday? It would be nice to get it sorted before half term so its not lingering over you all.

DeWe Fri 14-Oct-11 18:04:15

Does depend.
If it was a child who cried every time they didn't get their own way, no I wouldn't expect to be called in.
A child that age may well hide the crying from the teacher too.
If it's a new thing with no apparent reason I'd expect the teacher to want to get to the bottom of it and to be talking to the parent to try and find out why.

How do you know this has been happening?

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