Our DD5 started school this year. Her older brothers are there also. Her prep class is very small (12 children and only 2 are girls). She is enjoying her time in the classroom but when it comes time with recess and lunch outside she is struggling to make friends (the whole school is very small). She wanders around by herself and especially at lunch time she starts to cry and say she misses mum (but once she is back in class she is okay).
Usually when she starts crying the older grade 5/6 girls look after her, but now she is hanging around them and not playing with the children her own age. Or she plays with her eldest brother.
I want her to make friends and enjoy her time at school, but she seems a little lost. We're not sure what to do.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.