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Year 3

Year 3 is the class  of St. Francis of Assisi


St Francis of Assisi



Prayer of St Francis

Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life


St Francis of Assisi

Feast Day: 4th October

Francis was born in 1182. His parents gave their son all the good things that money could buy. He liked poems, songs and parties and became a knight for a while; he had a dream telling him to go home and to follow God. When he got home Francis went to pray in an old Church. There he heard Jesus telling him to rebuild it. He sold some of his father's best cloth and repaired the Church. He took off his fine clothes and gave them to the poor and left home.

Francis began to visit hospitals and to serve the sick. He believed that everything was made by God was very good. He admired the great and wonderful things of the world; he told all the birds and animals to praise God.

Some people decided to live like Francis and he took twelve young men to Rome with him, and the Pope gave him permission to start a new religious order, the Franciscans.

Francis had a vision in which he saw Jesus hanging on the cross and he was given the same wounds that Jesus had on his hands, his feet and his side. When Francis grew ill and weak he thanked God for the pain he was suffering.

He died in 1226.

End of Year Expectations

for Year 3


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 part of your child’s lessons. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


If you have any queries regarding these expectations or would like support in knowing how best to help your child with them, please talk to the class teacher.




  • Read a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and reference books.

  • 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 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 facts for 3x, 4x, 8x tables.

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number (100s, 10s, 1s). 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-digits using written columnar method.

  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers

  • Multiply:

    • 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers

  • Count up/down in tenths.

  • Compare and order fractions with same denominator.

  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, 5/7 + 1/7 = 6/7 ]

  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using Roman numerals.

  • Tell time to nearest minute.

  • Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year.