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England Primary English Key Stage 2 Year 3 National Curriculum

Strands and substrands of the curriculum are -

  • Spoken language
  • Reading – word reading
  • Reading – comprehension
  • Writing – transcription
  • Writing – composition
  • Writing – vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words. They should be able to decode most new words outside their spoken vocabulary, making a good approximation to the word’s pronunciation.

In years 3 and 4, pupils should become more familiar with and confident in using language in a greater variety of situations, for a variety of audiences and purposes, including through drama, formal presentations and debate.

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