Analysis of Cambridge Primary Review

16 Oct 2009

 My analysis of the Cambridge Primary Review report will appear shortly on the BBC News Education website http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/default.stm

One thing that is worth pointing out here, though, is that newspaper headlines which suggest the Review recommends children should not start school until 6 are over simplifying what it says.

The report says that the Foundation Stage (previously the Early Years Foundation Stage) should extend to the age of 6, with the more formal national curriculum not starting until then i.e. a year later than the current Key Stage 1 which covers ages 5 to 7.

This does not mean that children would not go to primary school until 6. It is a shame that some newspapers have picked on this to the exclusion of all else in the report.  

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