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Do your children stay sitting at their desks?

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whyareusernamessodifficult Thu 28-Sep-17 20:32:05

I know it’s quite normal at local primary schools for kids to move from their desks to sit on the floor around the white/smart board when the teacher is explaining something or they’re doing something as a class like reading or a discussion.

This has been the norm for a while as well as my friends in their early-mid twenties remember doing this aswell

parrotonmyshoulder Thu 28-Sep-17 20:17:07

I teach human beings, so yes, they are allowed to move about sometimes.

Liadain Thu 28-Sep-17 20:13:43

Very much depends on the lesson and the age grouping...even the class themselves,some are a bit more sedate than others.

Mine would tend to be up if getting drinks, books, materials, putting things away...and also during particular lesson activities. The other day I was playing a game with them where people with certain criteria (eg brown hair) swapped places.

I also like to get them up and moving during lesson transitions anyway, I feel it's fairer on them and keeps them more alert.

As said above, no moving about during direct teaching or when giving instructions!

Wellthen Thu 28-Sep-17 20:03:15

My class might get up to access resources (rubber, whiteboard, bears, word cards etc), to get a drink or go to the loo.

Or they might put things away and collect their next task if finished.

They wouldn't move around while I'm teaching (because it's distracting and a bit rude) apart from possibly to get a drink or if they had forgotten to get something earlier.

Ambonsai Thu 28-Sep-17 17:23:45

You want to know what school he goes to?

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sagi14 Thu 28-Sep-17 15:30:24

Sorry to ask but which schools is this? I think is all different and flexible

Ambonsai Thu 28-Sep-17 12:39:56

I'm not going to ask the new school directly!
I'm trying to figure out which new school is a better fit, so it's helpful to know what's allowed in the classroom. Really an indication of how strict the school is, obviously part of a bigger picture. I need to get a picture from his current school about areas he would struggle in a new school. He has some special needs which they have managed well.
It's just one thing that I don't actually know. I think ds's school is a bit new age, probably more flexible.

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user789653241 Thu 28-Sep-17 11:30:47

I think if you ask new school, if they allow children to move around during lesson, it would be a odd question. I think it depend on the subject/lesson.
Why does it matter? Are you trying to use this issue for appeal or something? If so, I think it's a bit silly thing to focus, unless your ds is suffering from poor class room management etc.

Ambonsai Thu 28-Sep-17 11:01:26

He's easily distracted, but it's not really that. I'm looking to move him to another school , different area, and trying to figure out what the differences are.

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user789653241 Thu 28-Sep-17 10:53:03

Why? Is your ds having problem because of other children's movement?
My ds is also 9, and in some lessons, children are expected to sit at the table and not move around, and some lessons they are expected to move around.
Also from what I heard from ds, there is a child who are allowed to wander around due to sen, but don't seems to be a problem.

Ambonsai Thu 28-Sep-17 10:33:08

I really don't know what's expected.
In my day we stayed sitting, no-one got up or wandered around.
I get the impression from ds 9 that there's a bit of movement.
What's normal in your class?

I'm going to ask the teachers, but it's obviously not big enough a question to ask for a meeting!

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