Year 3

  • uses short-term memory to recall sentences, anecdotes, poems, songs, rhymes etc.
  • relates a story in response to a set of pictures or in relation to an event which took place recently
  • uses language to express him/herself adequately to interact with others
  • identifies and manipulates sounds in the various positions within a word
  • develops strategies to decode unfamiliar words
  • reads, without hesitation regular frequently encountered monosyllabic and polysyllabic words
  • blends the sounds effortlessly to decode an unfamiliar regular word so as to reach target word
  • understands the concept of ‘past actions’ through the aural/oral modalities
  • identifies the letter ‘g]’ and ‘ie’ in words as single untis for the  purposes of word reading and to be aware of the silent h in words
  • is familiar with the use of ‘g]’ and ‘h’ when writing high frequency words
  • is aware of the different ways to form the plural
  • reads  and writes out verbs in the past tense in a context
  • asks and responds to basic questions in writing
  • transforms and extends simples sentences to complex and compound sentences
  • shows comprehension of paragraphs via written answers
  • reads adn comprehends basic rubrics and instructions
  • writes a short paragraph/short story
  • appreciates the role of punctuation when reading both sentences and paragraphs
  • reads and understands unseen reading books, of average class level, without making more than 5 errors (fluency and understanding are of utmost importance)
  • understands and elaborates on what has been read in books aimedat the average 7-year-old