In June 2020, the DfE produced non-statutory guidance documents in association with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). These were designed to sit alongside the National Curriculum to help primary schools develop their pupils’ mastery of maths.

The guidance identifies the most important conceptual knowledge and understanding that pupils need as they progress from Year 1 to Year 6. These important concepts are referred to as Ready-to-Progress criteria and provide a coherent, linked framework to support pupils’ mastery of the primary maths curriculum.

Please find below the list of all the Ready-to-Progress criteria for Year 3, separated by strand, that Year 3 children need to have mastered in order to be ready for the Year 4 maths curriculum.

Within the Number and Place Value (NPV) strand there is a recurring theme in each year group:

*'Recognise the place value of each digit ... and compose and decompose ... numbers using standard and non-standard partitioning.'*

Children will form a better understanding of more abstract concepts such as place value and partitioning if they are provided with physical and visual resources to scaffold their learning. This demonstrates how essential place value resources, such as our range of plavalmat® place value mats, counters and base ten, are are in order for pupils' to progress in the mastery curriculum.

The Year 3 Ready-to-Progress criteria that can be supported with our plavalmat® products have been **highlighted** below: