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Year 3 Reading Comprehension - Summer Term
The Value of Education

4 Resource Packs

About the theme

This fascinating unit will have pupils seriously reconsidering their feelings about school, reminding them what a privilege education is, and how differently it has been experienced throughout history, and across the world. Resources to support children in making connections between the texts can be found in the ‘pulling it all together’ pack, as can a suggested list of books also linked to the theme, which could be read as a class.

Real Comprehension


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What can one pupil learn in a single term? Quite a lot, according to this poem - and it's not all maths and English...

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The Privilege of Education

Sometimes it's hard to think of school as a 'privilege' - but of course, that's exactly what it is, as this text explains.

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The Diary of a Victorian Schoolchild

Daisy Jarvis shares what life is like in a Victorian classroom - and why she's so determined to learn her lessons well.

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Finished all three texts?

Pulling it all together

Once you have gone through all three texts with pupils, establishing familiarity and understanding with each, you can use these additional resources to help children engage with them thematically, making links between the texts, and to others they may have read or heard of. A suggested list of books for class reading, linked to the unit theme, is also included.

Pulling it all together
Real Comprehension, 54 original texts - 18 themes

See all resources in the Real Comprehension programme

Real Comprehension is a unique, whole-school reading programme designed to develop sophisticated skills of inference and retrieval; build rich vocabularies; and encourage the identification of themes and comparison between texts from years 1 to 6.