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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

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Please find below the year 3 objectives for your own information and some suggested activities to support home learning. 


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Pobble - A picture each day to inspire writing: 


Spelling - Year 3 objectives

Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them 

Spell further homophones

Spell words that are often misspelt 
Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals and in words with irregular plurals
Use the first 2 or 3 letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

Write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far.


Handwriting and Presentation - Year 3 objectives


Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understand which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined.


Spring term 2 spelling and handwriting activities:


Composition - Year 3 objectives

Plan their writing by:

  1. discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  2. discussing and recording ideas

Draft and write by:

  1. composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures 
  2. organising paragraphs around a theme
  3. in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
  4. in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices such as subheadings and bullet points.

Evaluate and edit by:

  1. assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements
  2. proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences

Proofread for spelling and punctuation errors

Read their own writing aloud, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.


Website to support homelearning writing activities :


Vocabulary, grammar & punctuation - Year 3 objectives

  1. extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  2. using the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
  3. choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
  4. using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
  5. using fronted adverbials
  6. learning the grammar for years 3 and 4

Indicate grammatical and other features by:

  1. using commas after fronted adverbials
  2. indicating possession by using the possessive apostrophe with singular and plural nouns
  3. using and punctuating direct speech

Website to support home learning of grammar and punctuation:



Year 3 reading objectives


Word Reading

Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet.


Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word.



Develop positive attitudes to reading, and an understanding of what they read, by:

  1. listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  2. reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
  3. using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read
  4. increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally
  5. identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books
  6. preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
  7. discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  8. recognising some different forms of poetry

Understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by

  1. checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
  2. asking questions to improve their understanding of a text
  3. drawing inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  4. predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  5. identifying main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph and summarising these
  6. identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning

Retrieve and record information from non-fiction


Participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say.


All children have a home reading book in addition to this they have access to Bug Club where they have been set age appropriate books. 


There are many websites available with free reading resources for children:


On the website below, you will find some children's classics to read or listen to for free.