Year 3

Year 3 is an exciting year for the children when they move from KS1 to KS2. We try to make the transition as enjoyable as possible for the children.

Main aims when planning learning

  • Memorable experiences
  • Hands on
  • Based on children's interests
  • Cross curricular links
  • Immersive learning environment

Projects for 2016/17 are

  • Autumn term - Does food taste better in the dark?
  • Spring term - What was life like before the Roman invasion? What is the legacy of the Romans?


  • Daily assessment in lessons
  • Written feedback
  • Positive mentoring for reading, writing, maths and science

End of phase expectations

Reading - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Apply their growing knowledge of prefixes, suffixes
  • Develop positive attitudes to reading
  • Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books
  • Use dictionaries
  • Read poetry and plays aloud
  • Check text makes sense
  • Ask questions
  • Predict what might happen next
  • Discuss characters' feelings, thoughts and motives
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction

Writing - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Plan, draft, edit and proof read writing
  • Use 'when, before, after, while, so, because, then, next, soon, because, during, in'
  • Write in paragraphs
  • Use inverted commas for direct speech
  • Use apostrophes correctly

Spelling and handwriting - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Apply their growing knowledge of prefixes, suffixes
  • Spell correctly words that sound the same but have different meanings
  • Correct use of the possessive apostrophe in plurals e.g. girls', boys'
  • Use first two or three letters of a word to check spelling in a dictionary
  • Use strokes to join letters together
  • Use joined handwriting with increased fluency

Maths - by the end of Y4 most children are expected to:

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
  • Find 10 or 100 more or less
  • Understand HTU
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000
  • Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words
  • Solve number and practical problems, including missing numbers
  • Add and subtract numbers up to three digits
  • Use inverse to check answers
  • Know 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 multiplication tables
  • Count up and down in tenths
  • Recognise equivalent fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • Order fractions
  • Measure, compare, add and subtract - lengths (m/cm/mm), mass (kg/g), volume/capacity (l/m)
  • Add and subtract money using £ and p
  • Tell and write the time, including Roman numerals, 12hr and 24hr clocks
  • Draw 2d and 3d shapes
  • Recognise angles, and identify right angles, know that two right angles make a half-turn, three make a three quarter turn


  • 1-1 meetings
  • My learning profile

Additional support

  • Role of additional adults
  • Bespoke learning

How you can help

  • Good attendance (95% at least)
  • Punctual
  • Practise times tables daily for 5 minutes
  • Practise any spellings needed to be learnt daily for 5 minutes
  • Share books
  • Handwriting practice
  • Home learning
  • Mathletics
  • PE for indoor PE Thursdays
  • Outdoor PE Mondays (unless advised)

To find out more information about the curriculum your child is following, please contact your class teacher. Our Assistant Headteacher, Mr Stout, is available to discuss the curriculum if you require further information. Additionally, of course, Mrs Millington and Mrs Crowther are happy to talk through aspects of the curriculum with families.