In Year 3 children learn to:
- develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:
listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks;
using dictionaries to check the meaning of words they have read; and
identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books.
- read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word;
- understand what they have read independently by:
drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence; and
predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
- retrieve and record information from non-fiction.