The Cambridge Primary Review report has recommended that children start school at 6 rather than 5. I have always been attracted to this idea mainly because I know it is practised in a number of other countries that do well on schooling. Looking at the report however it is clear that we also do well in this country and I read one interesting criticism of the review which seemed to suggest that what was done with the time was more important than the starting age. So play learning at school could be just as constructive as play learning at home. It is a more complex issue than I initially thought.