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Curwen Primary School


Autumn 1


In whole class reading sessions, Year 3 children learn how to empathise with characters in a story.  In so doing, they begin to understand how to walk in other people’s shoes. This is indeed one of Curwen’s core skills and at best a life skill, which is highlighted across the curriculum. Children are introduced to many other reading skills, such as skimming and scanning, comparing, inferring, predicting and sequencing.


This term in Maths the children in Year 3 explored number place value. We used various concrete resources to represent numbers in different ways. Once we were confident with our place value knowledge, we started applying it to calculations. For example, we used dienes to multiply numbers by 10. This helped us to see how each digit in the number is becoming 10 times bigger.