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Do your primary school children play with friends who are in a different class but in the same year group?

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LucyJones Wed 01-Jul-09 17:16:40

Ds has made some very good friends in reception but the classes are changing in year one.
I know they will see each other in the playground and at lunchtime etc but will they still want to see each other outside of school , in the hols etc
I feel a bit sad that he will be a different party circuit in yr 1 although I'm hoping class parties are a thing of the past (am I being hopelessly naive?!!)

Fimbo Wed 01-Jul-09 17:20:57

My ds is in reception and still plays around with some of the dc from his nursery class who are in the opposite class.

My dd is 11 and I found with her that they don't make firm friendship until year1. I can see that with ds as he plays with different people every day and doesn't have a best friend as such.

LucyJones Wed 01-Jul-09 17:22:23

I seem to have spent the whole of reception making friends with mums and going to their houses etc and now feel like I'll have to do it all again with another load of different kids
Tis very annoying grin

Fimbo Wed 01-Jul-09 17:22:35

Sorry I should have added that I find at this age too that the "party circuit" tends to consist of dc where the mothers are friends rather than who the child actually wants there.

Fimbo Wed 01-Jul-09 17:23:14

PMSL - that is kind of a cross posts! grin

Tamarto Wed 01-Jul-09 17:27:02

Yes they do, my childrens classes have been rearranged almost every year.

LucyJones Wed 01-Jul-09 17:34:08

in yr 1 do we do more dumping and running rather than staying at parties and 'play dates'??

<shudders at thought of doing all this all over again>

ingles2 Wed 01-Jul-09 17:36:06

yes.. the football crowd will always find each other grin

Stinkyfeet Wed 01-Jul-09 17:38:26

Yes, ds1 is in yr1 and still plays with children he knew at pre-school, who are now in a different yr1 class.

And yes, parties and going round to play/for tea are now mainly drop and run.

LucyJones Wed 01-Jul-09 17:47:05

so 2 years breathing space until dd starts reception and I have to start meeting mums again grin
I find it such a chore <killjoy>

Ah yes, good point about the footie crowd always finding each other at playtime, now that's more what I remember of my own school days

ProfYaffle Wed 01-Jul-09 17:50:26

Another 'yes' vote, dd1's bezzie mate from nursery isn't in her class but they still play together every playtime and have playdates etc.

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