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anyone bring lo home for lunch

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emandjules Tue 11-Sep-07 20:45:59

My dd is 4 yrs old and she will most likely be coming home for lunch most days to start with. (long story) Just wondering if anyone else does this as I have been told she may be only one coming home for lunch. In my schooldays most children came home!!!

wheresthehamster Tue 11-Sep-07 20:46:56

All children have to stay on the premises at our infant school.

Hulababy Tue 11-Sep-07 20:48:10

School dinners are compulsary at DD's school.

Alambil Tue 11-Sep-07 22:58:41

not sure if it is necessary or not at DS school but he doesn't come home - he eats better with his friends (well, class - not quite friends yet!)

you say there is a long story, so am guessing this is the only plausible solution - if that were my story, I'd do it

portonovo Wed 12-Sep-07 10:47:17

Almost no children at our school come home. Plymouth Brethren children used to, but they have their own school now.

lljkk Wed 12-Sep-07 12:25:54

We came very close to doing this with DS, the logistics of shuttling back and forth were too much for us, though. DS was having trouble with peers during lunchtime playtimes.

I think it's extremely uncommon nowadays.

NDPWantsANewCamera Wed 12-Sep-07 12:29:56

None of the children in DD's Yr1 class come home for lunch.

Packed lunches all round

NDPWantsANewCamera Wed 12-Sep-07 12:31:34

Would having him come home at lunchtime really have helped his situation with his peers, though lljk, it could have just alienated him further and made the problem worse ?

RickyTigerfeetson Wed 12-Sep-07 12:32:22

I used to go home for lunch aged 6-7

Don't know of anyone in RL who does it these days though

lljkk Wed 12-Sep-07 12:36:59

I'll never know NDP-Camera, it took months but eventually things (sort of) blew over. I can't now clearly remember what the fuss was all about!

DS said he wanted to just sit indoors reading or drawing but school had no facilities to allow that for KS1 children, so he was stuck in boring dinner hall or on playground or in crowded classroom (in bad weather) for noon playtime, where he often got into jealous-squabbles over playmates, who chose which games to play, etc. I just wanted him to have some distance from the trigger-point situations.

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