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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- I use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters.
- I understand which letters should be left unjoined.
- 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
- I can express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.
- 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.
- I can use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.