Is there a consensus in primary schools these days as to whether children should be taken out of their year group in order to meet their current learning needs? My Reception son is being sent to a Year 1 phonics and reading for approximately 20 minutes each day. This is because the school is using a well-known phonics intervention programme, and has grouped all children from Nursery to Year 2 according to the assessment rubric. Although academically the group is probably right for him, he doesn't like being a small younger child among such older, bigger children. (I don't think any struggling children from Year 1 are being sent to Reception.) Intuitively, I feel this situation isn't right, but I wonder whether there is any recent research to back this up, or whether we should just suck it up. Biased parent though I am, my child is very able in some aspects of his learning. However, his class teacher provides well for him in other areas of the curriculum, and has no need to send him to a class above his age range then.