Today's schools are barely recognisable to parents and grandparents who went to school in a different era. Grandmother Denise Mills and education reporter Simon Collins spent two days in a Year 4 "modern learning space" to see just how different things really are.

Schools are gambling with our children's future - taking a punt on new ways of teaching, for which there is not yet much hard evidence of success.

The move to digital devices, new subjects and modern learning environments where children have several teachers comes as students' performance rates have declined.

The radical changes are generating a vigorous