English in Year 3

Reading
Use knowledge to read ‘exception’ words
Read range of fiction & non-fiction
Use dictionaries to check meaning
Prepare poems & plays to perform
Check own understanding of reading
Draw inferences & make predictions
Retrieve & record information from non-fiction books
Discuss reading with others



Speaking & Listening
Give structured descriptions
Participate actively in conversation
Consider & evaluate different viewpoints 

Writing
Use prefixes & suffixes in spelling
Use dictionary to confirm spellings
Write simple dictated sentences
Use handwriting joins appropriately
Plan to write based on familiar forms
Rehearse sentences orally for writing
Use varied rich vocabulary
Create simple settings & plot
Assess effectiveness of own and others’ writing
 
Grammar
Use a range of conjunctions
Use perfect tense
Use a range of nouns & pronouns
Use time connectives
Introduce speech punctuation
Know language of clauses