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Alice in Wonderland (PG) shown to Infants at wet play - okay?

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RillaBlythe Mon 24-Sep-12 20:24:33

According to DD they were shown Alice in Wonderland today at wet play. She got scared & sat in the corridor. It's rated a PG - is it considered okay for the school to put a PG film on for children age 4-7?

(PFB, first time school mum, also my PFB does get very easily scared, maybe I am being unreasonable?)

Noggie Mon 24-Sep-12 20:27:53

I don't think PG is appropriate for the youngest age groups- even although many of them will have seen more and worse! My DD1 is similar and I would not be too happy if that had happened to her- there should be a selection of suitable 'u' films for such moments!

cocolepew Mon 24-Sep-12 20:32:41

My DD is 11 and in p7, they are only allowed to watch 'u' films. I don't think it is appropriate for the younger ones.

SandStorm Mon 24-Sep-12 21:00:07

We only show PG to year 5 & 6. Years 4 and below only ever get U films. And during wet play only reception sometimes get to watch anything but even that is vaguely educational (think Dora the Explorer type thing - we do Spanish in our school).

Houseworkprocrastinator Mon 24-Sep-12 21:00:32

Are you sure it was the Tim burton (2010) version? That is the only pg rated one. I would have thought it is much more likely to be either the cartoon on or the 1999 film (the one that's always on the telly) both these are classified as (u)

LotsofDots Mon 24-Sep-12 21:02:54

My 4 year old loves Alice. It's a U. Surely it was the Disney version?

LotsofDots Mon 24-Sep-12 21:03:31

Sorry xpost.

Goldenjubilee10 Mon 24-Sep-12 21:07:32

My ds3 (6) does not scare easily but even he won't watch Alice in wonderland. Could it have been the older version?

BikeRunSki Mon 24-Sep-12 21:09:50

The Tim Burton one is scary (and inaccurate). My 4 yo (DS) is fine with the Disney one, but I can see where some easily-scared children may have been upset. Surely it was the Disney? I don't think the Tim Burton one is aimed at small children at all.

RillaBlythe Mon 24-Sep-12 21:16:21

No I'm not sure, Houseworkprocrastinator, except from DD's description - but of course she is not necessarily reliable! It certainly wasn't the cartoon from her description but it may have been the 1999 version.

Either way to be honest it seems bizarre to me - why put on a film that lasts 130 mins, so nobody will get to watch it all the way through? Put on something shorter if you have to put something on at all.

Am also a bit hmm that according to DD she sat in the corridor by herself because she was afraid.

RillaBlythe Mon 24-Sep-12 21:19:30

To be fair, as I said in my OP, DD is very easily scared & maybe she has to get over it. She often hides behind the sofa when watching Cbeebies. It must be hard to find something to suit just turned 4 year olds up to turning 7 year olds.

pointythings Mon 24-Sep-12 21:26:48

The Tim Burton one is definitely pitched at adults. I would not describe it as inaccurate, it isn't meant to be an adaptation of the book at all. Personally I love it, but I would not show it to a 4yo. My DDs first saw it when they were 8 and 10, they were fine with it then - but would not have been fine with it earlier (especially DD1 - she is a sensitive soul with a huge imagination and she gets nightmares easily. DD2 is tough as nails.)

clam Mon 24-Sep-12 21:58:09

We're not allowed to show PGs at all in school, which with the older ones can be a bit frustrating, as nearly everything is PG these days, even Wallace and Grommit. We wanted to show our Y4s The Spiderwick Chronicles, after we'd finished reading the book in Literacy, but we had to send out a permission letter first.

juniper904 Mon 24-Sep-12 22:40:03

Same as Clam. We can't watch PGs without parental consent. To be honest, some of the older cartoons are far more disturbing and rated U. I think the ratings have definitely changed, and are now far harsher.

Saying that, Up is a U and I sobbed like a baby in front of my class

halcyondays Tue 25-Sep-12 11:29:57

At my dds' school they would check with parents before letting them watch a PG. They have Movie Nights sometimes, with a choice of films, at least one will be a U, and ask for parents' permission to watch a PG.

gabsid Tue 25-Sep-12 12:16:16

I would be a bit concerned if they showed a film each time it rained. Can't they play games indoors, e.g. boardgames, puzzles, chat or whatever? Otherwise I would choose something shorter or connected to the curriculum.

mummytime Tue 25-Sep-12 12:52:00

If it was the Tim Burton one I would think its not suitable and very boring for Reception age kids.
Our school has board games etc. for the kids for wet playtimes (although they still go out unless torrential). If they don't have any maybe the PTA could fund raise for some? Father Christmas usually gives some new games to each of the infant classes here.

gabsid Tue 25-Sep-12 14:13:51

I got all my games at home from the carboot. Many look like new and they only cost me £1 max. I am planning to go again next week to stock up on games and puzzles for the winter.

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