God let it be true. As the arch-critic of this failed experiment I can only hope that the EYFS is finally put out of its irrational misery. I might have gone along with it but my stomach turned at the thought of teachers being paid the same for walking round outside for an hour and making pointless observational notes with GCSE physics teachers. It is wrong and you know it. Shaking a rainstick is not cultural development, scrawlling a 'menu' on a whiteboard is not teaching children to write , leaving children to mess in the water tray is not teaching science. EYFS has been the greatest of dumbing downs. Even if it is not true it surely means the death knell for extending the garbage into KS1. I am looking forward to all those advisors, course leaders, consultants and early year zealots back tracking pretending they never went along with nonsense. Now pass me the spoon and who would like their humble pie first?