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09/05/2013 at 12:38
How are you feeling about the whole thing? When E went to school I had no worries about her adjusting and being happy there all day but with J I just can't see it.
He's been going to the nursery attatched to E's school every morning since September and he tells me every morning that he doesn't want to go and he still gets upset. They have a pick up time of 11.20 - 11.40 and I have to be the first one there or he gets upset.
He just seems to little to be going into school in September (he turns 4 on Tuesday). E was 3 months older than him and alot more confident and was desperate to get in.
I don't want my baby to be growing up, am I the only one?
09/05/2013 at 12:39
*head in the sand approach*
09/05/2013 at 12:43
I had a little 'moment this week:
Luke's grown out of last year's 3-4 t shirts so I was looking in asda for 4-5 yrs multi pack of plain t shirts but they were all expensive printed individual tees so Iooked in the school uniform aisle and bought him a multi pack of plain white polo shirts. I put him in them this weekfor pre school with his grey jogging pants and he looked so grown up like he was already in school uniform.
09/05/2013 at 12:45
Aww SW I'm sure he will be fine with big school. Are many kids he knows going to the same?
L is upset half his friends are going to school in September and he's being left behind. I had to explain that he wasn't big enough yet but next year he will go and that he still has some friends in nursery and will be getting new friends too.
09/05/2013 at 12:54
He might be different you never know. N was the same as J last year in nursery, always saying he didn't want to go and looking very forlorn at drop off and would be waiting by the door ready to pounce on me at 12 o clock! Then in his current year apart from the first week he has always enjoyed going in and we've not had problems. From September he will be doing 4 full days which will be really strange, my baby!
09/05/2013 at 13:11
Thanks ladies, I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Belle, there are only 3 children out of his nursery not going to the school so he will know 1/3 of them. He relies a lot on the little girl my mam childminds and when she was on holiday for 3 weeks he was devastated. I was worried that they were going to be split up and put into different classes when they went into reception but the nursery teacher has kept them together thankfully so he has her as a comfort.
09/05/2013 at 13:23
Well that's something at least. I'm sure he will take to this better than nursery as E goes too.
L has become really close to my cousin's little boy who is just horrid. L cmoes home and says H was horrible to him today, wouldn't talk to him or play with him. It makes me so sad - I can't wait for H to leave and start school
09/05/2013 at 15:07
Whens the English cutoff? J wouldn't be starting to next year if it was in Scotland. L is stating preschool attached to his Primary School, but he has done pre-school hours at his private nursery. Poor J, I am sure that he will be fine though. Bless
09/05/2013 at 15:09
English schools take children from the September after their 4th birthday. There is something about them not having to start until they are 5 but I think that's worse as they will have missed a year compared to peers.
09/05/2013 at 15:21
Carole ypu may want to get all the basics of school uniform now. In my experience they have deals on now and all the four and five year old sizes sell out. I couldn't buy girls gym shorts in a age 5 last Septembef when I needed them.
It is a shame that lots of English schools only offer one entry point in September each year. I have friends who have August babies and are only just 4. Their levels of maturity really varies and some would benefit from waiting another 6 months. But thats not an option.
09/05/2013 at 15:24
E told me yesterday that she doesn't want to leave her nursery, I felt awful ut we don't have a choice due to high demands for school places here. I'm not worried about her settling in, making friends or doing well, I'm just sad that at 3 years and 1 month, she will go to school 5 days a week. It's too young and I don't like it!
SW- I'm sure he will settle in in no time and make lots of friends xx
09/05/2013 at 15:37
WS that is so young. I remeber you mentioning it in the past. Will she go full days?
Cedar - I think they could benefit with longer in nursery. There are quite a few kids who were 4 in September/October in his class and you can see how different they are not just in size but in confidence and maturity.
Another thing with J is he is still quite little as well, some of the kids in his class tower over him so I think he looks too little as well.
09/05/2013 at 15:48
THe cut off in Scotland is 1st March.
09/05/2013 at 16:04
It's 6 hours SW but they start at 7am!! It's weather related. I guess that is pretty much a full day isn't it? It may mean she is slightly ahead when we come home though which I guess is a good thing as she will always be one of the youngest in her year group. Trying to see the positives anyway.
09/05/2013 at 16:10
R is going into KG1 in September but could have stayed in nursery for another year. He already goes to nursery 5 mornings a week so that I am not worried about, but he is not so good at changes so that worries more.
He has just got a place in one of the better schools here (so everyone tells me) so don't want to defer another year really. Weather we did it next year this we still have to deal with the change.
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