Year 3 Curriculum

Reading in Lower KS2

In Years 3 & 4, English is taught across the school week, in a range of ways.

Reading skills are focused on as a daily occurrence. Children have books to read at school and to take home to help develop both their reading and comprehension skills. Children have reading record books to keep a log of books they have read at home and at school.

Every day, children are also involved in reading activities outside of their daily English lessons. The focus for these is around the Accelerated Reader programme. When a child finishes a book, they complete an online quiz to assess their understanding of the book before they can move onto a new book. This helps the teacher and the child gain confidence that their skills are progressing. In addition to these independent activities, children have weekly visits to the library where they partake in reading-based activities alongside changing their books.


Please click on the links below to download more information on the wider Year 3 curriculum:

Curriculum overview for year 3

Year 3 Skills coverage