Masha Bell has been at it again! She claims that the reason children are failing to learn to read and spell is because the English language is too complex. See the Telegraph (08/07/2010). Is she right? Well, in one sense, she is. Reading and spelling in English is certainly harder to learn than, say, Spanish… Continue reading Masha Bell rings the wrong note on reading and spelling – again.
Yesterday’s Telegraph is reporting that the sixty-nine targets set by the previous Labour government for children to reach by the age of five – the so-called ‘nappy curriculum’ – are to be reviewed.First on the list to go should be the insistence that children in nursery, YR and Y1 learn letter names. Ten years ago,… Continue reading The EYFS review