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Parents Induction sessions for Reception..

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3rdnparty Wed 01-Jul-09 08:25:41

do we both need to go? our allocated school has this session at 4pm with no children allowed, I can get a firend to look after DS but does DH need to be there? his work bit funny about leaving early (he would have to leave before 3 due commute) or take leave..which is in short supply

not really sure what is going to be covered so don't know if its essential we are both there

any advice?

WynkenBlynkenandNod Wed 01-Jul-09 08:26:40

No it's fine, I always go on my own and fill DH in when I see him afterwards.

Highlander Wed 01-Jul-09 08:36:06

ours was mixed, but mostly mums. They handed out forms to be handed back at the start of term. There was a slide show featuring various reception pupils ("This is how I come to school/do snacktime/do lunch/do playing/go home).

We were asked to write down our concerns on post-its and stick them onto a big white card (on each table).

We were told various bits of info - buy uniform in big sizes (easy to get off), leave a waterproof coat at school, come past the school as often as poss, be cheerful about school to avoid tears on first day.

We were all then given a tour of the school by the reception teachers to give us a chance to ask more Qs.

DH enjoyed it.

ABetaDad Wed 01-Jul-09 08:39:19

We went togher (DW and me) but just go on your own. There is just not that much info and it is usually all written down on handouts anyway.

3rdnparty Wed 01-Jul-09 09:58:40

thanks for putting mind at rest...will save the early departure/leave for emergencies then!

TwoSunnyDays Wed 01-Jul-09 10:29:07

Ours was mostly about nits

MuppetsMuggle Wed 01-Jul-09 10:30:54

We went together. however, all sessions we have to take DD with us and she goes off with her new teacher and TA, whilst we get the info on the school.

islandofsodor Wed 01-Jul-09 10:31:48

Ours was in the evening. The dc had both been to the nursery anyway. We had a bit of a talk, a few hints and tips as above. The uniform was laid out and lists given. We were told whose class our child would be in then there was a chance to chat to the teacher.

The children were then invited in on "moving up day" for a session and to meet the teacher.

sfxmum Wed 01-Jul-09 10:33:42

ours was at 7pm much more sensible time and no stipulation on children in fact a few attended and fell asleep

we were met by head boy and head girl, there was a presentation by head and class teacher, we were shown samples of work by current reception class given a welcome pack with basic info and were able to ask questions at the end and have a few minutes with the teacher all very informal and pleasant

Pyrocanthus Wed 01-Jul-09 10:45:16

It would probably be nice for him if he could go, but it's not always possible for both parents to attend. My DH was violently ill on the day of my DD's secondary parent and child induction evening last week, and has still never visited the school. That's life, he'll catch up.

Pyrocanthus Wed 01-Jul-09 10:50:44

Oh and yes, 4pm is a bad time for anyone who works, or has, er, children.

flintski Wed 01-Jul-09 11:09:39

Ours is at 9am (and dd is not invited!) - just as bad a time for anyone who has a child about to go to school!!

Pyrocanthus Wed 01-Jul-09 11:16:24

Yup, 9am daft too. If it's held anytime before about 7pm the school must be assuming the attendance of a maximum of one parent.

3rdnparty Wed 01-Jul-09 18:29:39

yes the time is a real pain, hope this isn't a sign of things to come...assumes there will be a carer availble with childcare.. not v 21st century hmm

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