Writing - Year 3

Here are some resources to help support your child's writing during their time in Year 3.

Here you'll find all of the spelling rules and patterns that are taught throughout the year. Each week your child will receive spellings based upon each focus.

All the grammar and punctuation terminology your child needs to know can be found here. Click the link to download a glossary with examples.

This document shows all of the words on the Year 3 word list. Try to support you child in learning how to spell them and also how to use them in their writing.

Year 3 Writing

What should a great piece of writing look like in Year 3? Click on the picture below to download an example of how the different grammar and punctuation techniques can be used for maximum effect. 

Your child's teacher will be looking for the following features from a Year 3 writer.

They will be expecting skills taught in previous year groups to be secure. They can write stories and write about their personal experiences. Sentences should use capital letters, full stops and question marks correctly with only some error. Tense should also be mostly correct and conjunctions should be used in writing.

Your child's writing should display the following skills:

  • write a range of fiction and non-fiction texts using the correct layout;
  • begin to organise writing with paragraphs;
  • use a range of co-ordinating conjunctions (e.g. or, and, but) and subordinating conjunctions (e.g. when, if, that, because);
  • express time and cause using adverbs/adverbials and conjunctions (e.g. soon, later, next, therefore, after);
  • use apostrophes correctly for contractions (e.g. can't, didn't, I'm etc.);
  • punctuate speech with inverted commas;
  • be capable of producing joined and legible handwriting if required;
  • most Year 3 spellings patterns are correct, with a dictionary used to support unknown words;
  • spell most words on the Year 3 word list and use them in writing.

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