Year 3 Curriculum


Year 3 Reading

Word reading

  • I can apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound.
  • I attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words.

Comprehension

  • I read a range of fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction texts.
  • I can discuss the texts that I read.
  • I can read aloud and independently, taking turns and listening to others.
  • I can explain how non-fiction books are structured in different ways and can use them effectively.

Comprehension

  • I read a range of fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction texts.
  • I can discuss the texts that I read.
  • I can read aloud and independently, taking turns and listening to others.
  • I can explain how non-fiction books are structured in different ways and can use them effectively.
  • I can explain some of the different types of fiction books.
  • I can ask relevant questions to get a better understanding of a text.
  • I can predict what might happen based on details I have.
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring a characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • I can use a dictionary to check the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can identify the main point of a text.
  • I can explain how structure and presentation contribute to the meaning of texts.
  • I can use non-fiction texts to retrieve information.
  • I can prepare poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.


Year 3 Writing

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Spelling

  • I can spell words with additional prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them to root words.
  • I recognise and spell homophones.
  • I can use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.
  • I can spell words correctly which are in a family.
  • I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y3/4 word list.
  • I can identify the root in longer words.

Handwriting

  • I use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters.
  • I understand which letters should be left unjoined.

Composition

  • I can discuss models of writing, noting its structure, grammatical features and use of vocabulary.
  • I can compose sentences using a wider range of structures.
  • I can write a narrative with a clear structure, setting, characters and plot.
  • I can write non-narrative using simple organisational devices such as headings and sub-headings.
  • I can suggest improvements to my own writing and that of others.
  • I can make improvements to grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.
  • I use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions.
  • I use the perfect form of verbs to mark the relationship of time and cause.
  • I can proof-read to check for errors in spelling and punctuation.

Grammar and punctuation

Sentence structure

  • I can express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.
    Text structure
  • I am starting to use paragraphs.
  • I can use headings and sub headings.
  • I can use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.

Punctuation

  • I can use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.


Year 3 Maths

Number, place value, approximation and estimation/rounding

  • I can count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
  • I can compare and order numbers up to 1,000.
  • I can read and write numbers to 1,000 in numerals and words.
  • I can find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.
  • I can recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number.
  • I can identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.
  • I can solve number problems and practical problems using above.

Calculations

  • I can add and subtract mentally, including:
    • A 3-digit number and ones
    • A 3-digit number and tens
    • A 3-digit number and hundreds
  • I can add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.
  • I can estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operation to check answers.
  • I can solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.
  • I can recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8x tables.
  • I can write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables, including for 2-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.
  • I can solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • I can count up and down in tenths.
  • I recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing 1-digit numbers or quantities by 10.
  • I recognise and can find and write factions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.
  • I can compare and order unit fractions and factions with the same denominators.
  • I can add and subtract factions with the same denominator within one whole.
  • I can solve problems involving the above.

Measurement

  • I can compare lengths using m, cm &mm.
  • I can compare mass using kg & g.
  • I can compare volume/capacity using l & ml.
  • I can measure lengths using m, cm & mm.
  • I can measure mass using kg & g.
  • I can measure volume/capacity using l & ml.
  • I can add and subtract lengths using m, cm & mm.
  • I can add and subtract mass using kg & g.
  • I can add and subtract volume/capacity using l & ml.
  • I can tell and write the time from an analogue clock (12 hour clock).
  • I can tell and write the time from an analogue clock (24 hour clock).
  • I can tell and write the time from an analogue clock (Roman numerals).
  • I can estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute.
  • I can record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours.
  • I can use the following vocabulary: o’clock, am, pm, morning, afternoon, noon & midnight.
  • I know the number of seconds in a minute.
  • I know the number of days in each month, year and leap year.
  • I can compare the duration of events.
  • I can measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.
  • I can add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in a practical context.

Geometry – properties of shapes

  • I can identify horizontal, vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.
  • I can draw 2D shapes.
  • I can make 3D shapes using modelling materials.
  • I recognise 3D shapes in different orientations and describe them.
  • I recognise that angles are a property of shape or a description of a turn.
  • I can identify right angles.
  • I recognise that two right angles make a half-turn & three make a three quarter turn.
  • I can identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.

Statistics

  • I can interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.
  • I can solve one-step and two-step questions using information presented in scaled bar charts, pictograms and tables.