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Can dd wear a watch in reception?

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Poocatcherchampion Wed 31-Aug-16 10:56:43

We bought her a watch as a going to school pressie which might have been very stupid. She is very attached to it.

I am now thinking she won't be able to wear it. The pamphlet we have says no jewelry. I could leave it off on PE days (whenever they turn out to be)

Or shouldn't she wear it at all?

Hoppinggreen Wed 31-Aug-16 10:57:33

It's probably a very bad idea. Chances are it will get lost or broken

therootoftheroot Wed 31-Aug-16 10:57:57

she shouldn't wear it

Poocatcherchampion Wed 31-Aug-16 10:59:17


Tilly28 Wed 31-Aug-16 11:02:45

Does she mess with it? Take it on or off a lot? If not then I think it's perfectly OK for her to wear it, but it may get abit scratched etc! I'm always encouraging children in my class (juniors not infants) to wear one so that it helps with telling the time and we let our 6yr old wear one to school for the same reason! :-)

Shockers Wed 31-Aug-16 11:06:17

She will fiddle with it because she likes it and it will break.... or, other children will fiddle with it because they like it and it will break.

Either way, there's a good chance tears will make an appearance.

Shockers Wed 31-Aug-16 11:07:43

They're mostly playing in reception, with water, sand, mud.

Save it for yr1 when they start learning to tell the time.

sirfredfredgeorge Wed 31-Aug-16 11:08:12

our school specifically excludes watches.

which annoyed DD as she wanted to wear her garmin for the sports day...

Stillunexpected Wed 31-Aug-16 11:16:21

Why buy her a watch? Can she tell the time? No, don't send it with her. It will get lost, broken, scratched or water-logged within the first week.

Artandco Wed 31-Aug-16 11:17:35

My sons both wear a watch to school, ds2 was reception last year and no issues. They can both tell the time.

Lunde Wed 31-Aug-16 11:19:26

Do you/she mind if it gets lost/broken? Can she take it on and off herself? As she probably can't wear it for PE and messy play etc?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 31-Aug-16 11:20:28

Watches aren't usually included in jewellery. Whether it's practical for her to wear one is a bit different!

Poocatcherchampion Wed 31-Aug-16 12:28:47

Of course she can tell the time. Otherwise I'd call it a bracelet wink

She can't put it on herself. I hadn't really consider the other child factor.

I think it will be a no.

BertPuttocks Wed 31-Aug-16 13:39:17

Our school allows children to wear watches.

They are expected to take them off for PE though, which could be a problem if another child can't resist picking it up or if DD can't put it back on properly by herself.

There's also the potential issues with water play, the sand tray/pit, and falls in the playground.

Mine only started wearing theirs when they were about Yr4 or Yr5.

mouldycheesefan Wed 31-Aug-16 13:43:54

Can she be relied on to put it off and on without help several times a day for water play, art, messy play, PE etc? And store it safely?
Is it a problem if it gets glue, paint, clay or water on it?
Are you expecting staff to help her take it off, put it on, remind her to do so, look for it if mislaid etc? As they don't have time with a class of 30.
Personally I wouldn't as it is likley to be marked or damaged or mislaid, with the best will in the world, or she will be constantly trying to put it on and off.
If you want to get off on right foot with teacher, I would say no!

JennyOnAPlate Wed 31-Aug-16 13:45:51

I wouldn't in reception, no. Their hands are in and out of paint/water/sand/glue etc all day.

Dixiechickonhols Wed 31-Aug-16 15:46:06

Dds school rules were no watch until juniors so year 3. Reception do water and sand play so probably not a good idea.

nothappymummy2014 Wed 31-Aug-16 18:00:00

I asked my daughter's teacher about her wearing a watch in Yr2 and she said it was fine. If the child is fiddling with it and not paying attention it gets put in their tray. I would just ask the school what their policy is.

Idliketobeabutterfly Wed 31-Aug-16 18:07:44

Look at the schools website... On our uniform policy it says no watches until later years.

mrz Wed 31-Aug-16 18:18:47

We don't have a rule about watches but I'd be prepared for her to come home on the first day without the watch ...they get lost, damaged and sadly stolen.

When I tidied my classroom at the end of term I found 3 !

OiWithThePoodlesAlready Wed 31-Aug-16 18:20:58

Dd's class weren't allowed. I think a few of the kids had gone in with them and they had got lost or been constantly fiddled with so they just banned them for everyone.

Shockers Wed 31-Aug-16 18:22:36

She's going into reception and can tell the time? Wow- I'm impressed!

Hulababy Wed 31-Aug-16 18:24:44

Our school allows for watches. I don't work with EYFS much so not sure how many, if any, wear them. As they are in sand and water a lot not many I assume. In y1 it's only a handful across the year. A few more in year 2.

And yes, very impressed with a 4y telling the time smile

MrsBrent Wed 31-Aug-16 18:25:20

I got my son a watch in reception so he knew when we were coming to get him. It really helped, I knew which day he had pe and he didn't wear it.
One teacher took it off him (I checked he didn't fiddle with it and bought a completely boring watch), as "they don't need to tell the time" I complained to his class teacher. She agreed it helped him and was good so he wore it again.

MrsSellors Wed 31-Aug-16 18:29:54

I think i would hold off at least until she can put it on herself just so if it comes off she can put it straight back on and its less likely to get lost.

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