Good diet;Letter

10th April 1998 at 01:00
It is not a question of whether or not five-year-olds are "too young to follow the national curriculum" but whether the national curriculum is worthwhile for reception children to follow.

Five-year-olds are entitled to a curriculum that meets their current needs, not one which merely offers a "taster" of what is to come. If the educational diet is inappropriate at this age then intellectual growth may be stunted for life.

Julie Fisher Vice-chair Early Years Curriculum Group Little Milton, Oxford

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