Year 3 Curriculum


Here is an overview of what the children will be learning this year.

Curriculum Overview 2022-23 Year 3

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National Curriculum Expectations


* Listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction books.

* Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read.

* Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.

* Check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding of words in context.

* Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text.

* Make inferences about characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, using evidence from the text.

* Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.

* Identify the main ideas from more than one paragraph and summarise these.

* Retrieve and record information from non-fiction texts.

Year 3 children who require additional support with phonics following infant school also take part in Read, Write, Inc as part of their daily Literacy lessons.



¨ Organise paragraphs around a theme.

¨ In stories, create settings, characters and plot.

¨ Use conjunctions, adverbs & prepositions to inform the reader of shifts in time & explaining why things happen: conjunctions: because, so, if; adverbs: carefully, finally, lately; prepositions: behind, above, in.

¨ Use inverted commas (speech marks) to punctuate direct speech.

¨ Use pronouns in sentences.

¨ Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words.

¨ Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.

¨ Increase the legibility, consistency and quality of their handwriting.


Maths—Number only

* Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.

* Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.

* Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones).

* Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numbers and in words.

* Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens and a three-digit number and hundreds.

* Add & subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods.

* Recall & use x and ÷ facts for the 3, 4 and 8 tables.

* Recognise, find and write fractions of a set of objects.

* Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.

* Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [ e.g. 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7].

* Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.