Year 3 – Lower Key Stage 2

Year 3

This is the first year of ‘Lower’ Key stage 2 and marks quite a change in the way children learn and the expectations upon them. In the summer holidays after Year 2, we run transition classes to help children prepare for these changes so they can hit the ground running in September.

Our Year 3 teachers have also taught in Year 2 and Year 4, so know where the children have come from and where they are headed – this helps significantly with progression and allows our Year 3 children to reach the stars.


  • Spoken language – listening, responding appropriately, participating, explaining and questioning
  • Word reading – build on KS1 knowledge and extend vocabulary
  • Comprehension – retrieval, prediction, inference, sequencing, summarising, justifying and explaining
  • Handwriting – increasing consistency, legibility and quality – building volume and writing stamina
  • Transcription – using dictionaries, prefixes, suffixes, apostrophes for possession and dictation
  • Composition – discussing, planning, composing, organising, characters, settings and plot, evaluating and editing
  • Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation – extending sentences using conjunctions, building vocabulary, using adverbs and prepositions, avoiding repetition and using a range of punctuation including commas for fronted adverbials


  • Number and place value – read, write and order numbers up to 1000, partitioning 3-digit numbers, solve number problems
  • Addition and subtraction – add and subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers using column method, missing numbers and estimation
  • Multiplication and division – times tables, multiplying and dividing two and three- digit numbers by 1-digit – using formal written methods (bus stop!)
  • Fractions – counting up and down in tenths, finding simple fractions of amounts, adding and subtracting and equivalent fractions
  • Measurement – using standard units to measure, time-telling to the nearest five minutes in digital and analogue, counting and problem solving with money
  • Measurement – measure, compare, add and subtract lengths, masses and capacities, roman numerals, giving change, telling the time to the nearest minute, compare different times and events
  • Shape – draw and make 2D and 3D shapes, introduction to the “Angles Family”, horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Statistics – interpret and present data in different ways

Did you know that…

Your child will focus less on phonics and instead on understanding and learning spelling rules. In maths, children will be introduced to the column method and will learn their times tables more formally. With no statutory assessments, it should be a fun, rewarding and pressure-free year.

Group Classes

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What Our Parents Say…

“You’ve been amazing, and your enthusiasm for the different subjects has been infectious! We can see how much effort you put into each class to keep it educational yet at the same time fun, and all through a channel (e.g. remotely on screen) that normally wouldn’t feel natural to children. So really well done to you and your team.”
Lene Holton, mum of Magnus Year 3
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you yourself and all Nyla teachers for what great job you’re doing. Nyla loves her lessons never moans complains after day full at school and other little chores she does to go do her lesson it’s like she has extra energy and enjoys every minute. Thank you from all of us.”
Ruksana Ahmed, mum of Nyla Year 3
“You are amazing at what you do. You really have made a huge difference to Christos and finding you by chance was like hitting the jackpot!! Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and high standard of teaching with my son. Both his father and I can see already how much he has improved.”
Pana Nucleous, mum of Christos Year 3

Frequently Asked Questions

We can most definitely provide support with this. As well as running Phonics booster courses for Year 3 children during holidays, we also begin our Year 3 English lessons with phonics revision activities and children also have the option of joining Year 2 so they can cover the phonics curriculum again and embed it more effectively.
One of the main benefits of online lessons is that parents can be as involved as little or as much as they like. Whilst many parents prefer to leave their child to it and use their engagement as an opportunity to get something else done, other like to sit close by and learn with their child. This has an incredibly positive impact on parental understanding of how maths is taught now, and their ability to help with homework in the future.
Understandably, we have many students in this situation and the best solution is a two-to-one lesson. If your child has a friend who is at a similar level and also needs support, our teachers can teach them together, allowing you to share the cost between you. This allows the opportunity for collaboration and peer learning too.

Arrange an online teacher today!