Testing for seven year olds?

The government are suggesting introducing statutory testing now for seven year olds!   How nice to hear the views of an opposing teacher who stressed the importance of not over-testing children; that they learn best whilst younger through play, and that concentration of this then narrows the whole curriculum, and, as ever, minimises the importance of a wide and balanced curriculum which puts equal emphasis on creative subjects as academic ones, and reduces our children’s’ ability to develop their emotional intelligence and self-expression.