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Year 3 at primary school

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Welcome to Year 3 at primary school!

In schools in England, Year 3 is for children 7–8 years old, and is the first year of Key Stage 2.

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.

What to expect in Year 3

Increasing independence and empathy! Find out what your child can expect in Year 3.

What to expect in Year 3

English & reading in Year 3

The Year 3 curriculum for English and reading.

English curriculum for Year 3

Maths curriculum in Year 3

The Year 3 curriculum for maths.

Maths curriculum for Year 3

Recommended books for Year 3

Activity books

Develop core skills in English and maths with these activity books from Progress with Oxford.

Activity books for age 7–8

Dictionaries

Develop vocabulary and grammar skills with a dictionary.

Oxford Children’s Dictionaries

Puzzle books

Word, logic and number puzzles from Bond.

Bond Brain Training books

Jinks and O’Hare Funfair Repair

Madcap adventures from Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

More fiction books

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