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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 · 01/07/2009 17:16

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 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?!!)

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Fimbo · 01/07/2009 17:20

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 · 01/07/2009 17:22

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

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Fimbo · 01/07/2009 17:22

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 · 01/07/2009 17:23

PMSL - that is kind of a cross posts!

Tamarto · 01/07/2009 17:27

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

LucyJones · 01/07/2009 17:34

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

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ingles2 · 01/07/2009 17:36

yes.. the football crowd will always find each other

Stinkyfeet · 01/07/2009 17:38

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 · 01/07/2009 17:47

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

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

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ProfYaffle · 01/07/2009 17:50

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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