All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘language development’

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The early years pupil premium: Helping to demonstrate evidence of impact.

Since April 2015 disadvantaged three and four-year-olds in early years settings in England have been able to benefit from extra funding in the form of the early years pupil premium (EYPP).  This is all part of the Government’s drive to improve the quality of education for these most disadvantaged children and narrow the gap between them and their more advantaged peers. …

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Jean Gross, former government Communication Champion, shares concerns about the place of speaking and listening in the future school curriculum

I’m getting worried about what may happen to the teaching of spoken language. It’s great that Ofsted are focusing on how well schools and teachers are promoting good communication skills, but does the average inspector really know what they are looking for? Then there’s the revised primary National Curriculum proposals published by the DfE, which do not have distinct speaking …

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Checking your child’s progress in the early years

As parents we are all keen to know that our children are developing just as they should.  Shouldn’t he be walking yet?  When should she start to talk in sentences?  We are full of questions about our child’s development!  So, it is great news to hear that the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum that our children will …

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