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End Of Year Expectations For English

End of Year Expectations for Year 3


This notice 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.


If you have any queries regarding the content of this notice or want support in knowing how best to help your child, please talk to your child’s teacher.




  • 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 and motives from their actions
  • Recognise how comas are used to give more meaning
  • Recognise inverted commas
  • Recognise
    • Plurals
    • Pronouns and how used
    • Collective nouns
    • Adverbs
  • Explain the difference that the precise choice of adjectives and verbs make




  • 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 and 3rd person
  • Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
  • Group ideas into basic paragraphs
  • Write under headings and sub-headings
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency