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Assessment in Year 3

Year 3 Reading

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Reads accurately and at a speed that is sufficient to focus on understanding rather than on decoding words
  • Reads about half of the common exception words for this phase
  • Decodes most new words ouside the spoken vocabulary
  • Uses first 2 letters to check the meaning of words in a dictionary
  • Predicts what might happen from details stated and implied
  • Retrieves and records information from non-fiction texts
  • Draws inferences such as inferring characters' feelings and thoughts, and justifying views with evidence
  • Recognises patterns in what they read, such as triumph of good over evil or the use of magical devices in fairy stories and folk tales
  • Identifies structures and conventions in range of texts
  • Develops positive attitudes by listening to, reading and discussing a wide range of fiction,poetry,plays, non-fiction and reference books

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Explores new vocabulary making links to known vocabulary
  • Uses some of the grammar terms from Year 3 when discussing reading
  • Uses contents pages and indexes to locate information
  • Gives simple explanations of how and why texts are structured for different purposes
  • Summarises and presents familiar stories in own words
  • Responds to guidance about the kinds of explanations and questions that are expected from reading non-fiction
  • Recites poems with appropriate intonation to show their understanding
  • Listens attentively and discusses books and authors that they might not choose themselves

 

Year 3 Writing

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Spells around half of word list in Appendix 1 and the word patterns taught in the Year 3/4 programme of study (p59)
  • Sometimes uses inverted commas correctly to punctuate speech: consistent use of apostrophe for contraction and possession
  • Can use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past e.g. 'He has gone out to play' in contrast to 'He went out to play'
  • Uses the forms 'a' or 'an' accurately according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel
  • Uses paragraphing to group related material
  • Expresses time, place and cause using appropriate adverbial phrases
  • In narratives, creates settings, characters and plot with some detail/development
  • Uses headings and sub-headings to aid presentation of non-fiction genres
  • Writes dictated sentences correctly that include spellings and punctuation taught
  • Understands the difference between speech language and writing language

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Uses joined handwriting throughout independent writing
  • Spells words as accurately as possible using phonic knowledge, morphology and etymology
  • Understands and uses the Year 3 grammar terminology set out in Appendix 2 (p76), when discussing writing
  • Monitors whether their own writing makes sense and makes revisions often without prompting
  • Writes in different genres as part of their work across the curriculum using the main features
  • Understands the skills and processes that are essential for effective writing: thinking aloud to collect ideas, editing to check meaning is clear and making corrections

 

Year 3 Mathematics

Key Performance Indicators

 

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
  • Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
  • Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally - a three-digit number and ones
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally - a three-digit number and tens
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally - a three-digit number and hundreds
  • Recalls and uses multiplication and division facts for the 3 x table
  • Recalls and uses multiplication and division facts for the 4 x table
  • Recalls and uses multiplication and division facts for the 8 x table
  • Writes and calculates mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the  x tables that are known including for 2 digit numbers x 1 digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
  • Counts up and down in tenths
  • Recognises that tenths arise from dividing an object into ten equal parts and in dividing 1 digit numbers or quantities by ten.
  • Recognises, finds and writes fractions of a discrete set of objects; unit fractions
  • Recognises, finds and writes fractions of a discrete set of objects;  non unit fractions with small denominators
  • Recognises and shows, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominations.
  • Measures, compares, adds and subtracts lengths
  • Measures, compares, adds and subtracts mass
  • Measures, compares, adds and subtracts volume and capacity
  • Adds and subtracts amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
  • Tells and writes the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour and 24 hour clocks
  • Identifies right angles, recognises that 2 right angles make a half turn, 3 make a three quarter turn and 4 a complete turn
  • Identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
  • Interprets and presents data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

 

Other Performance Indicators

 

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
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