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Reading at home


Please read with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. Within this time, discuss the story together and ask questions to develop a good understanding of the story. If they have finished their book then please read a different book from home or visit the library. It is also really important that children regularly hear adults read stories to them to encourage a love of storytelling.


If you are stuck for books to read with your child then here is a list of books that we recommend.

Year 3 End of Year Expectations - Literacy



I am able to speak audibly and fluently, with an appropriate register.

I am able to show that I know when Standard English is required and use it (beginning).

I am able to retell a story using narrative language and add relevant detail.

I am able to listen and talk confidently in different situations.

I am able to use previous information to ask questions, clarifying the meaning of words.

I am able to show that I have listened carefully because I make relevant comments.

I am able to present ideas or information to an audience.

I am able to sequence and communicate ideas in an organised and logical way, always using complete sentences.

I am able to vary the amount of detail and choice of vocabulary, depending on the purpose and the audience.

I am able to demonstrate my understanding through verbalisation, linking new meanings to known vocabulary.

I am able to perform poems from memory adapting expression and tone as appropriate.




I am able to discuss the texts that I read.

I am able to read aloud and independently, taking turns and listening to others.

I am able to summarise information in my talk and writing.

I am able to identify the main points of a text or paragraph and summarise these.

I am able to ask relevant questions to get a better understanding of a text.

I am able to draw inferences such as inferring a characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.

I am able to explain how structure and presentation contribute to the meaning of texts.



I am starting to use paragraphs.

I am able to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

I am able to spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y3/4 word list.

I am able to write with increased legibility, consistency and fluency.

I am able to use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions.

I am able to use the perfect form of verbs to mark the relationship of time and cause.

I am able to express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.