Year 3 Curriuculum

Welcome to our Year 3 Curriculum Page.

On this page you will find:

  • information about what our children are learning
  • expected standards at the end of the year  in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • information about any formal assessments

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What children should know at the end of Year 3

Expectations in Maths

Counting & ordering Compare & order numbers up to 1000.
Numbers &


Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits & words.

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

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

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

Place value & rounding Recognise PV of any 3-digit number.



Add & subtract 3-digit numbers including using column method

Use inverse to check.

Calculations x/÷ Multiply  2-digit by 1-digit
Fractions & percentages


Count up/down in tenths.

Compare & order fractions with same denominator.

+/- fractions with same denominator with whole.

Know pairs of fractions that total 1.



Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using roman numerals.

Tell time to nearest minute.

Know number of days in each month.

Expectations in Reading

Comprehension and Understanding Comments on the way characters relate to one another.

Knows which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.

Prediction, inference & deduction Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts & motives from their actions.


Intonation and Expression Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning.


Grammatical Features



– plurals

– pronouns and how used

– collective nouns

– adverbs

Can explain the difference that adjectives and verbs make.

Expectations in Writing

Sentence & text structure


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 & 3rd person.

Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time & cause.

Punctuation Correct use of speech marks for direct speech.


Group ideas into paragraphs around a theme.

Write under headings & sub-headings.



Legible, joined handwriting.