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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


Building on our working on Number and Place Value in Year 2 we would love you to continue to help your children even more with the new methods being introduced to them this year.  Again, we have modelled them in the videos found in the sub pages below to help practice at home.

End of Year 3 Expectations

Working Towards the Expected Standard:

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 2, 3, 5, 10 4, & 8

  • Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)

  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000

  • Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words

  • Add and subtract two 2 digit numbers confidently

  • Begin to add and subtract numbers with up to 3 digits, using formal written methods of column addition and subtraction

  • Write and calculate math statements for 'x and ÷' using the tables they know, using mental and formal written methods


Useful Resources:

Working At the Expected Standard:

Children should achieve all of the WTS objectives, plus ..

  • Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a 3-digit no and 1s, 10s, 100s.
  • Add and sub numbers with up to 3 digits, using formal written methods of columnar add and sub.
  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers.
  • Solve problems, inc missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex add/sub.
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.
  • Write and calculate math statements for x and ÷ using the tables they know, including 2-digit numbers times 1-digit numbers, using mental and formal written methods.
  • Solve problems and missing number problems, involving x and ÷, including integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.
  • Count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10.
  • Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.
  • Recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.
  • Add and sub fractions with the same denominator within one whole (e.g. ⁵∕₇ + ⅟₇ = ⁶∕₇).


In order to be assessed as secure in their year group, children need to:

  • Become fluent with the fundamentals of maths, such as rapidly recalling and applying knowledge
  • Reason effectively by using appropriate mathematical language when justifying their answers
  • Solve problems by applying their mathematical knowledge in a variety of problems

Working Above the Expected Standard:

To be assessed as 'working at greater depth', children need to meet all of the above objectives confidently, whilst also solving more sophisticated problems.  These problems will be working at the current year group context but at a deeper level, often solving a wider range of problems in more than one way and explaining, justifying and evaluating the steps they have undertaken.