Well, it's a big day today as the government announces the new National Curriculum.
Here is the framework document in all its glory...
I need a week off to read and inwardly digest!
Obviously, I will be paying special attention to the teaching of English at all key stages.
However, I have massive issues with one topic in particular...and that is
the hearing of reading at KS1 and KS2.
Personally, I believe that hearing children read should be TOP priority.
As a classroom teacher, I would always hear my children read, daily.
I don't believe in all this, 'But there isn't time to do that!'
That's rubbish and there IS time if you make it top priority.
I always did.... and believe me it pays dividends!
As a private tutor, I hear my pupils read whenever they come for lessons.
So many of them tell me that they never read to anyone or if they do
it is very infrequently!
I am simply appalled by this.
I also read to children... and with children.
More about this next time...I have 220+ pages to read!
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