Identified EYFS transition challenges

Many Year 1 pupils will be returning to a slightly more familiar school experience this September than is usual for this age group. Owing to the loss of several months of child-led learning in Reception resulting from the coronavirus lockdown, many schools are opting not to shift some of their five- and six-year-olds to a classroom experience more aligned with the rest of primary school – as would normally be the case – and are instead offering a continuation of early years foundation stage approaches to learning.

That’s quite a leap for some schools, so we caught up with Helen Hendry and Phil Nicholson, who have conducted some research that might help.

The jump to EYFS from

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