What can five-year-olds be expected to learn?

IMG_7881This week, Hannah Richardson, a BBC News Education Reporter, asked the question: What can five-year-olds be expected to learn?

Of course, as we know, the vast majority of children are only four years old when they start school, and many summer born children are STILL only four when their development progress ”for a five-year-old” is assessed, and in the article, primary education expert Jean Gross says, “It’s going to be really difficult with summer-born children and those with special educational needs who are going to be pushed too soon with inappropriate learning.”


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