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Year 3 Expected Standards and Overviews

 

Click on the star below to view an example of the standard of fiction text that a Year 3 pupil should be able to read and understand.

 

Expected Standards

Overview

 

Autumn Term

 

AUTUMN 1

 

 

FICTION TEXT

Snail and the Whale (journey story)

WRITING FOCUS

  • Embellish simple sentences using adjectives to describe settings
  • Embellish simple sentences using prepositions to describe setting
  • Punctuate beginnings and endings of sentences accurately

 

NON-FICTION TEXT

Recount: My Adventure Diary

WRITING FOCUS

  • Embellish simple sentences using adverbs of time
  • Punctuate beginnings and endings of sentences accurately
  • Use coordinating conjunctions to create compound sentences

PROOFREAD EVALUATION FOCUS

  • Proofread for spelling errors linked to Autumn spellings
  • Proofread for punctuation errors linked to punctuation taught so far
  • Evaluate and edit by assessing effectiveness of own writing

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Subject/object
  • Punctuating simple
  • Recognise nouns
  • Recognise adjectives
  • Recognise verbs
  • Recognise 4 sentence types
  • a/an

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Spell words with suffixes beginning with vowels
  • Use the suffix –ly to turn adjectives into adverbs

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN 2

 

 

FICTION TEXT

Elliot Jones Midnight Superhero

WRITING FOCUS

  • Simple adverbials to start sentences
  • Embellish simple sentences using adjectives to describe character
  • Embellish simple sentences using adverbs to describe character
  • Embellish simple sentences using prepositional phrases to describe character
  • Elaborate on ending

 

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Instructions: Meteor Busting Rocket Launcher Instructions

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Prepositional phrases in writing (not at beginning of sentence) to express time, cause and place
  • Conjunctions for time, cause and place
  • Nouns and adjectives used for clarity and cohesion

PROOFREAD EVALUATION FOCUS

  • Proofread for spelling errors linked to Autumn spellings
  • Proofread for punctuation errors linked to punctuation taught so far
  • Evaluate and edit by assessing effectiveness of own writing

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Understand the function of prefixes
  • Identify prepositions
  • Identify conjunctions
  • Identify adverbs
  • Identify simple present/past and present/past progressive

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Spell words with the prefix un dis mis
  • Spell words with the prefix pre and re
  • Identify correct spelling of given homophones depending on context

 

 

 

 

Spring Term

 

SPRING 1

 

 

FICTION TEXT

The Dish and the Spoon

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Embellish simple sentences using adjectives to advance the plot
  • Embellish simple sentences using adverbs to advance the plot
  • Embellish simple sentences using prepositional phrases to advance the plot
  • Adverbs/adverbials for time, cause and place
  • Sentence of 3 for description
  • Elaborate on openings

NON-FICTION TEXT

 

Information: Dish Fact File

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Sentence of 3 for description
  • Organise writing using headings and subheadings
  • Complex sentences using basic subordinating conjunctions

 

PROOFREAD EVALUATION FOCUS

  • Proofread for spelling errors linked to Spring spellings
  • Proofread for punctuation errors linked to punctuation taught so far
  • Evaluate and edit by making changes to grammar and vocabulary

 

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Identification of main clause
  • Noun phrases
  • Commas for lists

 

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Zhun spelled –sion
  • K sound spelled ch
  • Sh sound spelled ch

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2

 

 

FICTION TEXT

Jason and the Golden Fleece

WRITING FOCUS

  • Dialogue to describe character
  • Short simple sentences for effect
  • Present perfect instead of simple past

 

NON-FICTION TEXT

Persuasion: Monster Mayhem

 

WRITING FOCUS

  • Superlatives and comparatives to enhance description
  • Sentence of 3 for persuasion
  • Present perfect instead of simple past

PROOFREAD EVALUATION FOCUS

  • Proofread for spelling errors linked to Spring spellings
  • Proofread for punctuation errors linked to punctuation taught so far
  • Evaluate and edit by making changes to grammar and vocabulary

 

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Present perfect tense
  • Inverted commas for speech
  • Forming nouns by using a prefix
  • Word families
  • Identification of main/subordinate clause

 

SPELLING FOCUS

  • ‘u’ sound spelled ‘ou’
  • Correct spelling of given homophones depending on context

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

 

SUMMER 1

 

 

FICTION TEXT

The White Rat

WRITING FOCUS

  • Dialogue to advance action
  • Relative clauses (no omission)
  • Verbs for clarity and cohesion

 

NON-FICTION TEXT

Discussion: Palace News

WRITING FOCUS

  • Topic sentences to introduce paragraphs
  • Organise writing into paragraphs to group related material

PROOFREAD EVALUATION FOCUS

  • Proofread for spelling errors linked to Year 3 spellings
  • Proofread for punctuation errors linked to punctuation taught so far
  • Evaluate and edit by making changes to grammar and vocabulary linked to year 3 curriculum

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Classify words within word families
  • Synonyms for simple adjectives

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Contracted words
  • Shun words spelled tion sion ssion cian

 

 

 

 

SUMMER 2

 

 

FICTION TEXT

The Wolves in the Wall

WRITING FOCUS

  • Fronted adverbials to add detail
  • Complex sentences using variety of clause types
  • Simple, compound, complex sentences for effect

 

NON-FICTION TEXT

Explanation: Why Wall Wolves Live in Walls

WRITING FOCUS

  • Variety of subordinating and coordinating conjuncts
  • Specific vocabulary to match content

 

PROOFREAD EVALUATION FOCUS

  • Proofread for spelling errors linked to Year 3 spellings
  • Proofread for punctuation errors linked to punctuation taught so far
  • Evaluate and edit by making changes to grammar and vocabulary linked to year 3 curriculum

GRAMMAR FOCUS

  • Apostrophes for contraction
  • Identify and classify nouns/adjectives/adverbs/prepositions
  • Explain purpose of nouns/adjectives/adverbs/prepositions

SPELLING FOCUS

  • Correctly spell given homophones depending on context
  • Words where the ‘i’ sound is a y

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