I have a friend whose 4 year old attends a Reception class in Wales (not a welsh speaking school) and has asked my advice as her daughter is reading fluently. My friend certainly hasn't "hot housed" her daughter, she's somehow taught herself to read. I have shared books with her and she reads with expression, sounds out words, predicts/discusses plot etc My friend was invited to a meeting with the Reception teacher who told her that they were aware that her daughter was gifted but wanted to introduce her to Oxford Reading Tree books so she was aware of the characters. The said they would put her at Level 3 but have sent home the beginning books with no words. They also seem to be giving her the same basic phonics work as her peers. Her understanding of maths is equally advanced, she's counting in 2's to 100. Again, she hasn't been taught this. My friend doesn't want her daughter to be singled out or pushed before she is ready and knows how important it is for her to have the social experiences that a Reception class offers but asked me what the school is required to do in cases such as this. Do school in Wales need to have a coordinator for gifted and talented children and is there any policy/paperwork available? Also, what do Reception Teachers in Wales use to identify a child's level of development? I know we have Development Matters in England, is there an equivalent in Wales? Thanks for reading.