Revoke the high pressure EYFS reforms. Young children need real learning not rote learning

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Rosie Harrison
5 days ago
Children are our future

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Ruth Willlams
6 days ago
I understand the importance of early learning

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Margaret Onians
2 weeks ago
I'm signing because the rote learning I did when I was at school undermined my learning and left me not understanding key elements, especially in Maths. Children learn far better when they have time to absorb and understand.

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Max Fishel
2 weeks ago
Tory education policy is driven by players like Policy Exchange, Michael Gove, Dominic Cummings, Toby Young and other extremists who promote a eugenics-derived version of learning and achievement in which only the academically brightest are valued. For the sake of a whole generation of children, this must be seriously challenged at every opportunity with the aim of consigning it to the dustbin of history and replacing it with the type of thinking on this page.

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Jane Stevens
3 weeks ago
I am an Early Years lead in a primary school... I currently have children aged between 3-5yrs old. THEY are my curriculum. I work hard to provide a stimulating environment and the caring, skilled adults are with them,in their play, supporting and teaching them. You can not do this well without an understanding of child development and the importance of play. It is the most frustrating thing that our government continually ignores professionals and experts in this area about what is best for young children. Perhaps DfE should sit down, be quiet and listen.

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Lucy Hizmo
3 weeks ago
I have a year old son who’s just starting reception.

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Jo Bowden
3 weeks ago
Children should be allowed a d encouraged to learn through their play, it's our responsibility to look at how we can support and extend their play without putting educational expectations on them at such an early and precious time. I agree with others in that we should be looking to the Scandinavian and other countries for inspiration and start turning out confident, sociable and well rounded individuals and not robots!

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sarah warner
4 weeks ago
Its crucial to increase attention with what our children find out, not what they know?

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jessica breakwell
4 weeks ago
This is wrong for children and shows the utter ignorance of the government

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Abi Isherwood
4 weeks ago
I agree