St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School
‘Invite, Include, Imagine, Inspire’ Our values this term are 'Joy and Love' The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 Love your neighbour as yourself. Mark 12:31 Article 31 You have the right to play and rest.

Year 3


  • I can sequence and communicate ideas in an organised and logical way, always using complete sentences.
  • I vary the amount of detail and choice of vocabulary, depending on the purpose and the audience.
  • I take a full part in paired and group discussions.
  • I show that I know when Standard English is required and use it (beginning).
  • I can retell a story using narrative language and add relevant detail.
  • I can show that I have listened carefully because I make relevant comments.
  • I can present ideas or information to an audience.
  • I recognise that meaning can be expressed in different ways, depending on the context.
  • I can perform poems from memory adapting expression and tone as appropriate.




  • I can apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound.
  • I attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words.


  • I read a range of fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction texts.
  • I can discuss the texts that I read.
  • I can read aloud and independently, taking turns and listening to others.
  • I can explain how non-fiction books are structured in different ways and can use them effectively.
  • I can explain some of the different types of fiction books.
  • I can ask relevant questions to get a better understanding of a text.
  • I can predict what might happen based on details I have.
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring a characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • I can use a dictionary to check the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • I can identify the main point of a text.
  • I can explain how structure and presentation contribute to the meaning of texts.
  • I can use non-fiction texts to retrieve information.
  • I can prepare poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.





  • I can spell words with additional prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them to root words.
  • I recognise and spell homophones.
  • I can use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.
  • I can spell words correctly which are in a family.
  • I can spell the commonly mis-spelt words from the Y3/4 word list.
  • I can identify the root in longer words.


  • I use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters.
  • I understand which letters should be left unjoined.



  • I can discuss models of writing, noting its structure, grammatical features and use of vocabulary.
  • I can compose sentences using a wider range of structures.
  • I can write a narrative with a clear structure, setting, characters and plot.
  • I can write non-narrative using simple organisational devices such as headings and sub-headings.
  • I can suggest improvements to my own writing and that of others.
  • I can make improvements to grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.
  • I use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions.
  • I use the perfect form of verbs to mark the relationship of time and cause.
  • I can proof-read to check for errors in spelling and punctuation.




  • I can express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.


  • I am starting to use paragraphs.
  • I can use headings and sub headings.
  • I can use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.


  • I can use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
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