June 24 2019 issue
Successful study into children's skills extended
A successful LJMU project has been awarded significant funding to examine the influence of the pre-school home learning environment on children's maths and literacy skills.
The award of £168,000 from the Nuffield Foundation will enable the team to follow a sample of children through Key Stage 1.
It follows a successful two-year study which followed those children from pre-school to the end of reception, examining the influence of their home learning environment, language and cognitive abilities on their later number skills.