My granddaughter is 5 and in reception at a private school (ie very small classes). She is extremely bright - I know that we all say that but in nursery parents were told that there are gifted and talented children and then there is O - but we knew this very early on. Parents have now been told that she often does not join in with lessons and can be extremely withdrawn and have a 'sad' face! When asked why she is sometimes sad at school she says because she misses mummy. My daughter is a wonderful parent to her two girls and has taught them so much at home - there is seldom a minute in the day when they are left to their own devises - in a very good way, I'm not saying everything is structured but they have lacked no stimulation from birth. I am concerned (as are her parents). What should they say or do?