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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 11:15 AM   1
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How different is year 1 to reception? (UK)


My daughter goes back to school tomorrow and she's dreading it. She's not too keen on school at the best of times although she's coped well mostly but she's scared of assemblies as she finds them too busy and noisy.
Reception was very much play based although she did learn how to read really well and do maths too. I am concerned about how big a transition year 1 is going to be as it seems much more serious and focused.
How did your children cope with the transition? Did they find it a big difference?



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 15:09 PM   2
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We found reception and year one identical, year two there was a shift and it ramped up



 
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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 15:50 PM   3
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My daughter much prefered it. She liked the structure. It depends on teacher a bit. There should be play but is more sitting down. Dd school had reception go to assembily so didnt change there. There is more sitting but can honestly say my daughter much prefered year one. When i taught yr 1 it was more learning through play though obviosly doing stuff to record like writing and maths questions. Lots of learning through doing like using coins, using books to build topic etc....



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Old Sep 3rd, 2017, 17:23 PM   4
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I find Reception and Year 1 quite different, although it does differ school to school, teacher to teacher. Holly may well like it as it tends to be calmer and quieter and there will be more of a routine, but they're still given free play time.



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 08:19 AM   5
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Oh my son starts year 1 tomorrow! His dreading it too and is really nervous



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 08:38 AM   6
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It went terribly this morning! She was crying before we even got to school and by the time we got to school she was in such a state, crying so loudly and had to be carried in by her new teacher



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 08:54 AM   7
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Oh poor Holly, reading this made me tear up. You must be so upset, too. No child should be in such a state going to school at this age, it's just not right. I do feel that it all starts too early. A lot of children are perfectly happy to go, but some just aren't ready. Mine is a year younger and is looking forward to going (we start tomorrow), but at the same time she is devastated because she can't be with me.



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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 09:13 AM   8
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I too think think that they start school way too early. She was more upset today than she was when she started brand new last year
I hope all the LO's starting school have a good day



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 09:20 AM   9
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Oh poor holly

I've been told that the shift from reception to year one is quite large. It's more work based than play based.



 
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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 09:43 AM   10
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Oh no, poor Holly! I hope it gets better for you as the year goes on. Bless her. Amelia isn't back until next week, but she's dreading it! She said she wants to be in reception again. x



 
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