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Y3 Assessments - What I need to achieve Exceeding statements - What I need to aspire to

Reading Comprehension

Experience and discuss a range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
Know that non-fiction books are structured in different ways and be able to use them effectively
Begin to understand that narrative books are structured in different ways, for example, quest stories and stories with dilemmas
Ask questions to improve understanding of a text
Predict what might happen from details stated
Draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions
Use dictionaries to check the meaning of unfamiliar words
Identify main idea of a text
Indentify how structure, and presentation contribute to the meaning of texts
Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
Discuss books, poems and other works that are read aloud and independently
Explain and discuss understanding of books, poems and other material, both those read aloud and those read independently
Prepare poems to read aloud and perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action

Word Reading

Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words
Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word
Attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words


Skim materials and note down different views and arguments
Pause appropriately in response to punctuation and/or meaning
Justify predictions by referring to the story
Begin to find meaning beyond the literal, e.g. the way impressions of people are conveyed through choice of detail and language
Read ahead to determine direction and meaning in a story
Investigate what is known about the historical setting and events and their importance to the story
Deduce from the evidence in the text what characters are like
Explore figurative language and the way it conveys meaning succinctly
Identify the way a writer sets out to persuade
Explore the relationship between a poet and the subject of a poem
The scale E E+ E++ M M+ M++ X X+ X++
  25% 40% 55% 70% 85% 100% 25% 50% 100%
No. of statements 4 6 9 11 14 16 3 5 10