Latest Year 3 News


Welcome to Year 3 at St. Joseph’s. We have a dedicated team of adults working with the children here to provide them with a friendly, nurturing, learning environment, which will enable them to reach their full potential. The Year 3 team consists of;

Class Teachers

Mrs F. Langford Jackson
Miss C. Goodwin

Teaching Assistants

Mrs C. Salter
Mrs M. Lopeman
Mr A. Foster
Mrs T. Kelleher

Mrs D. Stewart

Year 3 age related objectives

  • I can identify key features of legends
  • I understand what I am reading and can explain words in context
  • I can predict what will happen next
  • I can compare examples of work by the same author
  • I can identify the key features of letters
  • I can read plays and dialogue and compare with prose
  • I can read a range of stories including fairy stories, myths and legends and reflect on the similarities and differences
  • I can use a dictionary
  • I can retrieve information from non fiction books
  • I can identify how language and structure contribute to meaning in non fiction books
  • I can identify how language and structure contribute to meaning in instructions
  • I can identify how language and structure contribute to meaning in  persuasive writing
  • I can find books in the library using the classification system
  • I can evaluate narrative poems
  • I recognise the features of shape poems and other poems
  • I can find phrases that capture my interest and imagination in poems
  • I can dentify root words and prefixes and suffixes  in reading and spelling
  • I can understand that the spelling of some words needs to be learnt specifically, (see the word list)
  • I can use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • I can use the first two or three letters of a word to check spelling, meaning or both of these in a dictionary
  • I can write a fairy story
  • I can re-tell a legend
  • I can write an adventure story
  • I can identify main ideas and summarise them
  • I can write a letter
  • I can write a play script (adapted from a narrative)
  • I can record information from non fiction sources
  • I can write a report
  • I can write instructions
  • I can use my computing skills to record non fiction information
  • I can present information in a persuasive manner
  • I can write or help to write a poem to be performed
  • I can compose a calligram
  • I can compose a shape poem
  • I can write a poem that plays with language
  • I can write extended sentences with subordinate clauses
  • I can plan paragraphs for my story
  • I can use the perfect form of verbs to mark time and cause
  • I can write dialogue with inverted commas
  • I can use prepositions
  • I can write statements
  • I can write commands
  • I can write exclamations
  • I can write rhyming phrases
  • I can write phrases with similes
  • I can write funny sentences containing puns
  • I can write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher
  • I can use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (English Appendix 1)
  • I can spell further homophones
  • I can spell words that are often misspelt
  • I can place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with : regular  plurals [for example, girls’, boys’] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children’s]
  • I can join letters using diagonal and horizontal strokes
  • I can understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined
  • I can keep all my letters of an even size
  • I can make sure that the downstrokes of letters are parallel
  • I can space all lines of writing so that the ascenders and descenders of letters do not touch.
  • I can identify simple non-unit fractions
  • I can find a non-unit fraction of a set of objects
  • I can find a non-unit fraction of a number
  • I can recognise and show equivalent fractions
  • I can order fractions correctly on a number line including whole numbers and unit fractions
  • I can solve fractions problems
  • I can measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
  • I can answer questions by measuring using metres and centimetres
  • I can compare lengths
  • I can compare volume/capacity
  • I can compare mass
  • I can answer questions by measuring using kilograms and grams
  • I can measure using litres and millilitres
  • I can tell and write the time on an analogue clock and a digital 12 hour clock
  • I can tell and write the time on an analogue clock and a digital 24 hour clock
  • I can tell and write the time on an analogue clock with Roman numerals
  • I can add and subtract amounts of money to give change
  • I can estimate and read time to the nearest minute and compare different amounts of time
  • I know the number of seconds in a minute, and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
  • I can answer questions by measuring using metres, centimetres and millimetres
  • I can compare durations of events
  • I can add and subtract lengths
  • I can add and subtract mass
  • I can add and subtract volume and capacity
  • I can draw 2D shapes
  • I can make and recognise 3D shapes
  • I can identify right angles
  • I recognise that angles are a property of shape
  • I can identify horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines
  • I can show I understand compass directions and use grids to describe direction
  • I can find and describe a pattern or relationship
  • I can collect and record date using a frequency table
  • I can sort using a Carroll diagram
  • I can collect and record date on a pictogram
  • I can sort using a Venn diagram
  • I can make a bar chart
  • I can think of questions and answer them by sorting and organising data

Year 3 Long Term Plan 2017-2018

E-Safety in Year 3

Curriculum Evening

To view our recent Curriculum evening as a PowerPoint presentation, click on the link below to download.