Formal learning starts too young, say early years teachers

20 May 2017 - Unsplash

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A survey of more than 4000 teachers taking part in a review of the Reception year has found that the majority believe children would benefit if a more play-based approach was carried through Reception into year 1.

“What came across very strongly was about the pedagogical approach being extended to Year 1,” Jan Dubiel, national director of Early Excellence, said. “A bit more flexibility, especially for summer-born and younger children, as they transferred from Reception to Year 1 to still have an early years foundation stage approach. There was a feeling that it could be extended into Year 1 and a lot of children, especially younger children, would benefit.”

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