Free English & Maths Worksheets and Online Learning Games for >> Year R to Year 6 >> Ages 4-11
Lots and lots of worksheets to download, print out and practice, practice, practice. The worksheets are chosen for this year in English and tailored to the school curriculum.
Year 3, Age 7-8 or Grade 2. Find out what your children are learning this year and what key learning objectives and targets are for the year.
A huge choice of games and websites that let your children practice the key english skills on the computer. The online games are chosen for this year in english and tailored to the school curriculum.
English in Year 3
Year 3 is the first year of Key Stage 2* and is usually first year of Junior School. The children are now usually taught sitting at tables where they listen to the teacher and get to practice the concepts taught on their own or in pairs. The tables are sometimes ‘setted’ to include children of similar ability.
The tasks for the Year 3 readers are to develop reading stamina and fluency and to widen their reading range across fiction, poetry and non-fiction. They’ll often discuss books or texts in small groups and ask questions about what they’re reading. This is a critical year for moving from a primarily phonics-based spelling approach to one that relies upon the child’s memory and the accuracy of spelling high frequency words increases.
Children in Year 3 also learn organizational methods that help them prepare for more complex writing tasks. They’ll create maps, webs, and Venn diagrams to plan their work. They’ll write reports, creative fiction, and personal narratives. They’ll also be asked to take more responsibility for the writing process, including revising, editing, and proofreading. Teachers continue to teach and to provide practice time to support the correct formation of the four basic handwriting joins from Year 2. The majority of children use these in independent writing.
Below are listed some of the learning objectives for Year 3, which are taken from the National Strategies Primary Framework part of the current National Curriculum. These learning objectives may change when a new curriculum comes into place in September 2013.
A pdf leaflet from Cliftonville Primary Schoolexplaining learning objectives and how to help your child with literacy at home.