New freedoms, fluency and friendship
Welcome to Year 3: a year for your child to build upon the knowledge and skills developed in Key Stage 1. There will be less of a focus on phonics and more emphasis on understanding and learning spelling rules. In maths, your child will use the column method and will learn their 3, 4, and 8 times tables.
As your child enters Key Stage 2, they will become a junior. With that, comes new freedoms and greater independence. Learners in Year 3 are expected to be fluent readers, with a wide sight vocabulary and a range of strategies to decode new words. Maths fluency includes knowing number bonds by heart and getting better and better at times tables. You child will build upon the strong friendships they made in Key Stage 1 and make new ones.