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Do KS1 children generally get changed for PE altogether?

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Olivo Sun 18-Oct-15 11:56:17

Just wondering really, or if they generally get changed separately. I realise it may be school dependant. DD having problems when getting changed and before I leap in, want to check with wise MNetters!

YouMakeMyDreams Sun 18-Oct-15 11:59:33

In both schools my dc have attended the little ones our equivalent to ks1 in Scotland all get changed together in the classroom.
Think it's around age 7 or 8 maybe that they use the separate change rooms.

NeuNewNouveau Sun 18-Oct-15 12:00:36

Same at DCs primary, they got changed together until about yr4

Finola1step Sun 18-Oct-15 12:02:31

I would absolutely say it is the norm. All children getting changed for PE in the same classroom at the same time. Further up the school in Year 5 and 6, some schools offer separate changing spaces as some children will have started puberty. I must add that I am a primary school teacher and this is the situation I have seen in many, many schools. I have never known a parent of a young child to request separate changing spaces for very young children. Most parents are simply relieved that there is a teacher or TA who will help with shoe laces, ties, inside out clothes etc. HTH.

LemonRedwood Sun 18-Oct-15 12:02:32

At our school they all get changed together up until yr4. Yr5 and yr6 change in separate cloakrooms.

Buttercup27 Sun 18-Oct-15 12:02:41

In all the schools I have worked in they get changed together until yr5 ish when they start to change separately.
I don't think I've been into a primary school with actual changing rooms they usually get changed in the classroom.

Olivo Sun 18-Oct-15 12:14:38

Thanks, that is really helpful. DD getting teased by some children because of her underwear and her bum!?! Really upset by it.

Finola1step Sun 18-Oct-15 12:18:32

I think for many children, the sight of their classmates in their underwear is quite funny. My DD has just started Reception an thought it was hilarious that her and her best friend had the same underwear.

That said, if your DD is getting teased, have a quiet word with the teacher.

Olivo Sun 18-Oct-15 13:16:07

yes, I agree, they can be quite daft! They are in y2 now though ,and one of the boys names I have heard once too often Being mean to DD. Quiet word with the teacher seems the best idea. Thanks.

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