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Year 3

Overview of the Curriculum - Year 3


We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 3.
We hope you find the following information helpful.

General Information

P.E. - Wednesday - indoor (white t-shirt and navy shorts). Tuesday - outdoor (white t-shirt, trainers and track suit).

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.

Library - Thursday

Reading books should be brought to school daily. Books are changed Monday, Wednesday and Friday if necessary.

Homework will be given out on a Fridday and handed in the following Friday.

  • Apply knowledge to read and understand new words
  • Read further 'exception' words
  • Listen to and discuss a range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction
  • Read books structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes
  • Use dictionaries to check meaning
  • Read a wide range of texts, identifying themes and conventions, and retelling some orally
  • Prepare poems and plays to perform
  • Discuss interesting words/phrases
  • Recognise some forms of poetry
  • Check own understanding of reading; ask questions to improve understanding
  • Draw inferences and make predictions
  • Identify and summarise main ideas
  • Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
  • Discuss reading with others
  • Spell: words with prefixes and suffixes; homophones; commonly misspelt words
  • Use possessive apostrophes with plurals
  • Use a dictionary to check spellings
  • Write simple dictated sentences
  • Increase legibility, consistency and quality of handwriting; use joins appropriately
  • Prepare to write by: studying existing texts; discussing and recording ideas; rehearsing sentences orally; building up vocabulary and a range of sentence structures
  • When writing: use paragraphs; create settings, characters and plot; use simple organisational devices
  • Assess effectiveness of own and others' writing and propose changes to improve consistency
  • Proof read spelling and punctuation
  • Read own writing aloud
  • Use and punctuate; fronted adverbials; direct speech
  • Learn and use relevant grammar and terminology
Spoken language
  • Listen and respond appropriately
  • Ask relevant questions
  • Build vocabulary
  • Articulate and justify own ideas
  • Describe, explain and narrate for different purposes; express feelings
  • Participate actively in conversations
  • Speculate, hypothesise and explore ideas
  • Speak clearly and fluently in Standard English
  • Take part in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates
  • Keep listeners interested
  • Explore different viewpoints
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate register
  • Count from 0 in4s, 8s, 50s and 100s; find 10 or 100 more/less
  • Numbers to 1000: recognise place value of each digit; compare and order; read and write in numerals and words
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers in different ways
  • Mentally add and subtract ones, tens or hundreds to/from numbers with up to three digits
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits in columns
  • estimate answers and check using inverse operations
  • Learn 3,4 and 8 times tables
  • Multiply and divide two-digit by one-digit numbers
  • Use tenths and count in tenths
  • Recognise, find and write fractions of sets of objects
  • Recognise and use fractions as numbers
  • Recognise some equivalent fractions
  • Add/subtract fractions with the same denominator up to <1
  • Order unit fractions and fractions with common denominators
  • Measure and calculate with metric units
  • Measure perimeter of simple 2D shapes
  • Add/subtract money in context
  • Tell analogue time (including Roman numerals and 12- and 24-hour clocks)
  • Estimate and read time to nearest minute; record and compare times; use time vocabulary
  • Know the number of seconds in a minute and days in each month/year/leap year
  • Compare durations of events
  • Draw 2D and 3D shapes
  • Recognise angles as a property of a shape or a description of a turn
  • Identify right angles; use them to describe fractions of a turn; compare other angles
  • Identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines
  • Interpret, draw and answer one- and two-step questions about bar charts, pictograms and tables