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News: Reception year needs re-think, experts say

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School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Expectations for teaching practice in the reception year are confusing and lead to inconsistency, according to a new study. The way numeracy in particular is taught in reception is causing difficulties for year 1 teachers, it says. Key features of effective primary schools are also highlighted.

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