English Year 3

A year 3 speaker

  • I can sequence and communicate ideas in an organised and logical way, always using complete sentences.
  • I vary the amount of detail and choice of vocabulary, depending on the purpose and the audience.
  • I take a full part in paired and group discussions.
  • I show that I know when Standard English is required and use it (beginning).
  • I can retell a story using narrative language and add relevant detail.
  • I can show that I have listened carefully because I make relevant comments.
  • I can present ideas or information to an audience.
  • I recognise that meaning can be expressed in different ways, depending on the context.
  • I can perform poems from memory adapting expression and tone as appropriate.

A year 3 reader

Word reading

  • I can apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound.
  • I attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words.

Comprehension

  • I read a range of fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction texts.
  • I can discuss the texts that I read.
  • I can read aloud and independently, taking turns and listening to others.
  • I can explain how non-fiction books are structured in different ways and can use them effectively.
  • I can explain some of the different types of fiction books.
  • I can ask relevant questions to get a better understanding of a text.
  • I can predict what might happen based on details I have.
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring a characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • I can use a dictionary to check the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can identify the main point of a text.
  • I can explain how structure and presentation contribute to the meaning of texts.
  • I can use non-fiction texts to retrieve information.
  • I can prepare poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.

A year 3 writer

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Spelling

  • I can spell words with additional prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them to root words.
  • I recognise and spell homophones.
  • I can use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.
  • I can spell words correctly which are in a family.
  • I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y3/4 word list.
  • I can identify the root in longer words.

Handwriting

  • I use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters.
  • I understand which letters should be left unjoined.

Composition

  • I can discuss models of writing, noting its structure, grammatical features and use of vocabulary.
  • I can compose sentences using a wider range of structures.
  • I can write a narrative with a clear structure, setting, characters and plot.
  • I can write non-narrative using simple organisational devices such as headings and sub-headings.
  • I can suggest improvements to my own writing and that of others.
  • I can make improvements to grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.
  • I use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions.
  • I use the perfect form of verbs to mark the relationship of time and cause.
  • I can proof-read to check for errors in spelling and punctuation.

Grammar and punctuation

Sentence structure

  • I can express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.

Text structure

  • I am starting to use paragraphs.
  • I can use headings and sub headings.
  • I can use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.

Punctuation

  • I can use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

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