End of Year Expectations

These are the Age Related Expectations for the end of year 3.


Use the first two letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.

Use further prefixes and understand how to add them.

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

Introduction to inverted commas to punctuate direct speech/ speech marks.

Using adverbials.

Indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns.

Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left un-joined.

Introduction to paragraphs as a way to group related material.

Headings and sub-headings to aid presentation.

Plan their writing by discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its vocabulary and grammar.

Discussing ideas.

Draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally progressively building a varied, rich vocabulary.

Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of others’ writing and suggesting improvements.

Proposing changes to vocabulary to improve consistency.

Proof-read for spelling errors.

Read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.

Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past (e.g. He has gone out to play. contrasted with He went out to play).

Use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel (e.g. a rock, an open box).

Use conjunctions: when, if, because, although, before, after, while, so.

Knowing and recognising the following terms: preposition, word family, prefix,  clause, subordinate clause.

Proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including  the accurate use of pronouns in sentences.



Apply their growing knowledge of root words, to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet.

Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.

Listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

Reading books that are structured in different ways for a range of purposes.

Increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, and retelling some of these orally.

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

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

Preparing poems to read aloud and to perform.

Recognising some different forms of poetry [for example, free verse, narrative poetry] showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.

Checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context.

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

Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.

Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say.

Identifying main ideas drawn from one paragraph and summarising this.

Retrieve and record information from non-fiction.



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

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

Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number.

Compare and order numbers up to 1000.

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

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

Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.

Add and subtract mentally including ones, tens and hundreds froma 3 digit number.

Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.

Estimate the answer to a calculation.

Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

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

Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers and progressing to formal written methods.

Write and calculate mathematical statements for division, including for two-digit numbers divided by one-digit numbers and progressing to formal written methods.

Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.

Count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10.

Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.

Recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.

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

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole.

Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators.

Solve problems that involve all of the above.

Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm).

Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes.

Measure, compare, add and subtract mass (kg/g).

Measure, compare, add and subtract volume/capacity (l/ml).

Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII.

Tell and write the time using a digital clock for 12-hour and 24-hour clocks.

Estimate and compare time in seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary e.g. o’clock, a.m.

Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year.

Compare durations of events [e.g. calculate time taken by particular events].

Draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them.

Identify right angles, acute and obtuse angles.

Recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn.

Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.

Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.

Solve 1 and 2step questions using info in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.

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