Reading in the Reception Classroom

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 60 Number 3 (2018)

Reading in the Reception Classroom
JOHN HODGSON pages 337-344
DOI: 10.15730/forum.2018.60.3.337


Ofsted's 2017 review of the Reception year curriculum, Bold Beginnings, asserts that reading is the core purpose of the Reception year, and advocates 'systematic synthetic phonics' as the teaching method. This article challenges this precept by reference to recent research into the nature of reading, the way children learn in the Reception class of a primary school, and the actual practice of early years teachers.

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JOHN HODGSON (2018) Reading in the Reception Classroom, FORUM, 60(3), 337-344.

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