Read the latest guest blog written by Sue Gifford:
Consultation on the Early Learning Goals: Are the new reforms based on research?
The government are proposing reforms to the current EYFS Early Learning Goals, the statutory assessment for five year olds at the end of reception (Consultation closed January 2020).
With regard to mathematics, the reforms are intended to ensure a good foundation in numeracy for all children. The new Goals focus just on number: ‘Shape, Space and Measures’ has been moved to the unassessed educational ‘programme’ for birth to five. However, since achievement of the Goals is included in schools’ data, their content can have a significant impact on the educational experience of four and five year olds. … [Read more]
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