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Briggs, Mary – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
With the publication of Bold Beginnings, Reception teachers and educationists felt their principles and practices were under attack. The main focus of the debate that ensued targeted the formality of learning, and especially teaching writing sitting at desks. The comments about the mathematics practices of the good schools incorporating Year 1…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Learning Processes
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Williams, Laura – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
In November 2017, Ofsted published Bold Beginnings, a report on its findings about teaching in the Reception year. Like very many practitioners in the early years, the author of this article believes this report to be of concern, as the recommendations it proposes would be so damaging for the early education of young children. She believes its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Play