We are still receiving very interesting responses in reply to our earlier request for feedback concerning the Primary PE & Sport Premium national strategy. Comments related to EY are highlighted in red.
Put simply – the ability to read, write and use numbers is fundamental. They are the building blocks for all new learning. Without firm foundations in these areas, a child’s life chances can be severely restricted. The basics need to be taught – and learned – well, from the start.
We have continued to receive more extremely interesting feedback regarding practices occurring within both past and present national school sports strategies. There are examples that refer to EY once again.
There’s a refreshing piece of good news for parents in the UK: according to official government statistics, the number of five-year-olds with tooth decay dropped to an all-time low in almost 10 years! However, don’t start celebrating just yet - around 25% of these children do suffer from tooth decay, and as Dr. Sandra White, Director of Public Health at Public Health England notes, “one child with tooth decay is one too many and there is still much inequality in dental health around the country.” Cavities are painful and extraction can result in big problems, including the need for implantation and bone augmentation in some cases, in adulthood. To avoid these painful and pricey consequences, make sure your child uses the right technique when cleaning teeth and gums.
This new appg report on EY/PA has just been published. A comprehensive document that covers all the main issues – please read the recommendations if nothing else! Policy –makers now have a report that may inform their decisions regarding funding and provision for young children’s physical activity.
Following comments received that were recently posted online (15th Sept), we have continued to receive very interesting feedback regarding practices occurring within the present national school sports strategy. Once again, there are examples that refer to EY.
This book is a welcome addition to the EY Health- Wellbeing body of literature. A wonderfully practical, sensible, manageable approach to working with parents and supporting their own – and their children’s overall health.
Please everyone have a look at this. Some points here that need to be considered very seriously – particularly with the level of funding involved.
Reception are not included in this scheme – but its success (or otherwise) will definitely affect EY in the future, in some shape or form.
Sports Think Tank have published the following downloadable blogs in recent years that are certainly worth reading. They also throw into public light considerable failings stemming from the previous National School Sports Strategy and whether important lessons have yet to be fully appreciated
If you have any thoughts – please get back to us! We need some open debate about this. We do not need 'another fine mess.