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YEAR Three


End of Year Expectations for Year Three

In this page you'll find information on the end of year expectations for children in Year Three of our school.


The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching.


Any extra support you can provide in helping your children with maths, reading and writing will be greatly beneficial and valued.


If you would like to discuss how best to support your child in maths, reading and writing, please talk to their teacher or get in touch via our contact form, by emailing or by calling us on 01207 239 661.

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By the end of Year Three, your child will be able to:

  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000.

  • Read and write all numbers to 1000 in digits and words.

  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.

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

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.

  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number.

  • Add and subtract:
    3-digit nos and ones
    3-digit nos and tens
    3-digit nos and hundreds

  • Add and subtract:
    Numbers with up to 3-digits using written columnar method.
    Estimate and use inverse to check.

  • Multiply:
    2-digit by 1-digit

  • Count up/down in tenths.

  • Compare and order fractions with same denominator.

  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator with whole. 

  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using Roman numerals.

  • Tell time to nearest minute.

  • Know number of days in each month and number of seconds in a minute.

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By the end of Year Three, your child will be able to:

  • Comment on the way characters relate to one another.

  • Know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning. 

  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions. 

  • Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning. 

  • Recognise inverted commas

  • Recognise:
    pronouns and how used
    collective nouns 

  • Explain the difference the precise choice of adjectives and verbs make.

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By the end of Year Three, your child will be able to:

  • Use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because).

  • Use adverbs (e.g. then, next, soon).

  • Use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).

  • Experiment with adjectives to create impact.

  • Correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person. 

  • Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause.

  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

  • Group ideas into basic paragraphs.

  • Write under headings and sub-headings.

  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency

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Curriculum Overview​

Download the Curriculum Overview for all subjects here.

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