Year 3

To see the parent information video sent out at the start of September, please click HERE.

The Year 3 Topics

Our curriculum is taught through three main topics (one per term) and cross-curricular links are utilised wherever possible. We follow the National Curriculum, full details of which can be found HERE. 

All Year 3 children receive Spanish and music lessons once a fortnight, taught by specialist teachers and the children also receive 2 hours of PE each week. Class activity days are organised to enhance a topic and support the learning taking place at school.

Click the links below to see the Parent Overview for each topic:

Objectives for Year 3

At the end of year 3, in order to achieve Age Related Expectations, children need to be able to:


  • Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes.
  • Read common exception words.
  • Identify and discuss themes and conventions in a wide range of writing. 
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read. 
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • Justify their inferences with evidence.
  • predict what might happen from details stated and implied. 
  • Retrieve and record information from non-fiction. 


  • Be able to spell most words in the Year 3 spelling list.
  • Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals.
  • Join letters using the correct strokes and understand which letters are best left unjoined. 
  • Develop narratives by creating settings, characters and plot.
  • Use simple organisational devices including headings and sub-headings. 
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Use a wider range of conjunctions including when, if, because, although.
  • Use the correct form of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition. 


  • Read and write all numbers to 1000 in digits and words.
  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number.
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
  • Add and subtract mentally 3-digit numbers and ones; 3-digit numbers and tens; 3-digit numbers and hundreds
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits using written column method.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.
  • Use written methods for multiplication and division. 
  • Count up and down in tenths.
  •  Recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object, one-digit numbers or quantities into 10 equal parts. 
  • Recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators. 
  • Measure and compare lengths, mass, volume and capacity.
  • measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.
  • Add amounts of money and subtract money to give change. 
  • Use both £ and p.
  • Tell time to the nearest minute from an analogue clock.
  • Identify right angles and whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. 
  • Recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn. 
  • Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.