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Its starting to go wrong.

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Voidka Tue 18-Oct-11 13:24:17

DS has been in mainstream school since september and he really doesnt like reception. He has a 1-2-1 TA who is lovely and 'gets' him, and when its just her he is in his element but he cant cope with the noise or the volume of other children.

The last couple of days its been worse than ever. He refused to do anything yesterday and today its only been a bit better because its a numeracy day. At the back of mind I cant help thinking if its this bad now the future can only be worse sad

Ineedalife Tue 18-Oct-11 13:27:50

Try not to panic yet, he could be exhausted. The first term of school is really hard there is so much new stuff to deal with.

Let him rest over the hols and see what happens when he goes back.

Good lucksmile.

rebl Tue 18-Oct-11 13:31:18

Reception is the noisest class in the school I would like to bet. Also its the end of the 1st half of the 1st term and all children get very tired at this point. Both my 2 struggled this term when in reception. They're now in yr1 and its better but this week is proving to be a "just get through it and half term is at the end".

In practical terms maybe the TA could take him to a quiet area for a few mins occasionally?

MNPwhooooooooooooooo Tue 18-Oct-11 13:32:30

Would soft foam ear plugs help him in class?

Voidka Tue 18-Oct-11 13:34:36

She does, but then he refuses to come out.

The Ed Psych told us we would know if MS was for him by Christmas, and I cant help getting a sinking feeling.

It is really noisy, which he hates. 60 children in one room is always going to be noisy though grin

Voidka Tue 18-Oct-11 13:35:27

I dont think he would have ear plugs in his ears as they are very sensitive. He does have ear defenders but he then cannot hear anything.

Becaroooo Tue 18-Oct-11 13:40:51

60 kids in 1 room???? <<faints>>

The 1st term in reception is really hard for all kids IMHO.

See what next term brings......

Could he be placed in an area of the classroom where the noise is minimised????

coff33pot Tue 18-Oct-11 16:53:14

Reception is the worst for noise. And it rings bells with DS when you said your son goes for quiet time but then refuses to go back in. Each year does get quieter as they are doing more work and less play.

60 children is an unbelievable amount of kids in one class! shock

I dont know what to suggest really as DS had his 1 to 1 outside of the class in another room and did fine because it was quiet. He joined in PE with the others (well when he could cope with it) and playtime and carpet time when it was quieter. BUT I really dont know if it is a good suggestion because it is seeming impossible to integrate him back into whole class in which case my child may never hit it off in MS either......

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