Class Splits


We are hurtling towards the end of the school term. Along with the school reports, discos and excitement of the impending long summer break comes the dreaded slip of paper telling you which class your child will be going into.

Charlie had his last Friday and I was really happy as his new teacher is a much admired and respected teacher. I text all my friends to see if their children are in there too which they all are. Brilliant I thought. Until I found out that a lot of his close friends are not going into the same class as him.

Now I’ll say from the off, Charlie is with his best friend and seems happy with this but I can’t help feeling a little uneasy. All his other friends who are going to a different class are ones he made back in nursery so they have spent nursery, reception and year one together as a big bunch. It’s going to be strange for us all as we have gotten used to the same faces and Charlie with his in jokes with various kids.

I thought back to my school life and from reception through to year 6 we all stayed together as one big class. Obviously the odd children joined and left as they do but as a whole the core group remained the same. I can’t help but feel after what was a somewhat jumbled year after their teacher went off on sick leave and they had various supply teachers that they needed a smooth transition but I wonder if they’re going to go back to the first day of reception. Where they all have to make new friends and get used to other children’s ways; I worry that he’s going to spent the first few months unsettled whereas with the old familiar faces he would have slotted back in and hit the ground running.

Has anyone else had experiences of this? I fear I’m overreacting but I’m a creature of habit and change throws me!!

B xx

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  1. 6th July 2015 / 8:46 am

    Oh no! I hope it goes OK!
    My girls were with the same children all the way through primary school it was only when my eldest started Secondary school she was only with one of her friends in her tutor group. She soon made a whole host of new friends.

  2. 6th July 2015 / 9:04 am

    My daughter’s staying with the same class, and I think they generally do throughout her school. But even if they changed things, I know she has a lot to do with the other class anyway, so knows a lot of the children there. I think she’d be fine, so I do hope that Charlie will be xx

  3. Dominique
    6th July 2015 / 10:56 am

    As someone who used to teach in a school that did this try not to worry about this too much. I too hate change so totally understand your apprehensions but trust the school and their reasons behind why they do this and feel it works for them. Am sure that Charlie will be with good friends as the teachers always try hard to put close friends together. You never know though he may end up making tons of new friends and be happier than in his current class. xxxx

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