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End of Year Expectations

Story Wood School



End of Year Expectations for Year 3

This leaflet outlines information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for pupils at our school.

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

All these objectives will be taught throughout the year. Any extra support you can provide is greatly valued.



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

Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

Read and write numbers up to 1,000

Identify the place of each digit in a 3-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)

Add and subtract with numbers up to 3-digits

Know and recall multiplication and related division facts for these times tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator (e.g. 15 + 25 = 35)

Recognise and show equivalent fractions using diagrams



Some objectives are similar across year groups because the skills needed are the same. The complexity of the texts increases the level of challenge.


Read accurately at a speed which is sufficient to focus on understanding what they read

Decode most unfamiliar words

Read with appropriate expression


Check that the text makes sense to them and explain the meaning of words in context

Use a dictionary to check the meaning of words they have read

Retrieve key information from a text

Summarise the main ideas from a paragraph

Infer characters thoughts and feelings and begin to identify evidence from the text to support inferences

Predict what might happen in a text

Begin to identify ways texts are presented and how this helps us understand them



Write for different purposes and audiences

Organise writing into paragraphs around a theme

Use organisational devices (e.g. headings and subheadings when needed)

Use subordinate clauses with subordinating conjunctions (e.g. when, if, because, although)

Join two main clauses with a coordinating conjunction (e.g. and, but, so, or)

Use expanded noun phrases for description

Use prepositions to express time, place and cause (e.g. before, after, during, in)

Use fronted adverbials

Use present perfect tense

Begin to use inverted commas to indicate speech

Spell some words correctly from the Y3/4 spelling list

Handwriting is legible and joins are clear