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End of Year 3 Expectations
Working At the Expected Standard:
In order to be assessed as secure in their year group, children need to meet all of the 'working towards' objectives, as well as many of the 'expected standard' objectives.
- Spell Year 1, 2 & 3 common exception words.
- Use prefixes (un-, pre-, dis- mis- & re-) & suffixes (less- & ly-)
- Place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals [for example, girls’, boys’] and in words with irregular plurals [for example, children’s]
- Use the first 2 or 3 letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary.
- Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters.
- Use speech marks.
- Discuss writing similar to that they are planning to write to learn from its structure, vocab and grammar.
- Write by composing & rehearsing sentences orally, progressively building a varied vocabulary & an increasing range of sentence structures.
- Progressively build a varied & rich vocabulary & an increasing range of sentence structures.
- Organise paragraphs around a theme.
- In narratives, create settings, characters and plot.
- In non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices such as headings and sub-headings.
- Extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions e.g. when, if, because, although.
- Use the perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense.
- Use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.
- Use a/an appropriately.
- Begin to identify main and subordinate clauses.
- Indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with singular nouns and regular plurals.
- Spell all Year 3 & 4 common exception words and apply spelling rules taught in Years 3 & 4.
- Evaluate, edit and proofread, proposing and making changes to vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
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Working Above the Expected Standard:
To be assessed as 'working at greater depths', children need to meet most or all of the above objectives confidently, whilst also demonstrating:
- A flare in their writing by using a wide range of vocabulary and sentence structures.
- Their writing must be suitable to the purpose and audience for which they are writing, and it must be in-keeping with the genre.
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