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End of Year Expectations for Year 3

This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


Mathematics End of Year

  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000.
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits & words.
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 & 100.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.
  • Recognise Place Value of any 3-digit number.
  • Add & subtract:
  • 3-digit numbers
  • Add & subtract:
  • Numbers with up to 3-digits using an efficient written method (column).
  • Use the inverse to check calculations.
  • Multiply:
  • 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers
  • Count up/down in tenths.
  • Compare & order fractions with same denominator.
  • +/- fractions with the same denominator with whole numbers.
  • Know pairs of fractions that total 1.
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using roman numerals.
  • Tell time to the nearest minute.


Reading End of Year

  • Comment on the way characters relate to one another.
  • Know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts & motives from their actions.
  • Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning.
  • Recognise:
  • plurals
  • pronouns and how they are used
  • collective nouns
  • adverbs
  • Can explain the difference that adjectives and verbs make.


Writing End of Year

  • 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.
  • Correctly use speech marks for direct speech.
  • Group ideas into paragraphs around a theme.
  • Write under headings & sub-headings.
  • Use legible, joined handwriting.


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