Year 3 Expectations

This page provides information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for year 3 children in our school.

The teachers have identified these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year. 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 page 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 commas are used to give more meaning
  • Recognise inverted commas
  • Recognise: plurals, pronouns and how they are 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


  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits and words
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100
  • Recall & use multiplication & division fact s for 3, 4, 8 tables
  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number
  • Add and subtract: 3-digit numbers and ones, 3-digit numbers and tens, 3-digit numbers and hundreds
  • Add and subtract: numbers with up to 3-digit s using written columnar method
  • Estimate and use inverse to check
  • Multiply: 2-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in tenths
  • Compare and order fractions with same denominator
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator with whole
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using Roman numerals
  • Tell time to nearest minute
  • Know number of days in each month and number of seconds in a minute
Welcome to Harrold Primary Academy

I am extremely delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to welcome you to Harrold Primary Academy.
Harrold Primary Academy is a happy, caring and supportive school. The Academy was formed on the site of Harrold Lower School and Harrold Priory Middle School, opening its doors to the pupils aged 4 - 11 years in September 2017.
We are a small one form entry primary school, serving children from Reception to Year 6.

As a school, we are extremely fortunate to have a spacious school site with a Library, Science lab, Food Technology room and a team of dedicated staff who work hard to deliver exciting, engaging and enjoyable lessons for children at Harrold.

Our vision is that every child has the right to a high quality of learning, where they are treated with respect in a safe and stimulating learning environment. Children actively participate in learning by demonstrating a sense of readiness, where they take responsibility for themselves and the school environment. We help to build resilience in all our children by ensuring that the learning that they experience is a stepped approach with appropriate scaffolding and modelling in place to secure and build improved independent learning.

When children leave Harrold, they are well-equipped to continue achieving throughout secondary school and beyond.
We believe that close cooperation between home and school is essential, and we aim to keep parents as informed as possible about the progress being made by their children and ways in which they can support their children’s learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Harrold Primary Academy.

To find out more about the school, please read through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.


Debonair Brown

Head teacher