Ofsted’s new Bold Beginnings report suggests that the primary school curriculum should focus more heavily on literacy and mathematics and give less opportunity for play.
An article in The Guardian this week asserts that this Ofsted’s report is fundamentally flawed and we agree! At Diddy Dribblers we coach pre-school and nursery children in football skills and we are also teaching them to listen and follow instructions, to work as a team and push themselves a little bit. The children are also picking up some numeracy skills along the way. They are excited and enthused and are learning through play.
This is equally as important when children start school in reception – learning through play is holistic learning – as our sister company Pro Sport Coaching, which provides active sports sessions in Primary schools, understands so well. Follow the link below to read the full Guardian article.