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This term, our writing genres are:


Narrative - Greek myths 

Non-Chronological reports – Gods/mythological creatures 

Persuasive adverts/letters 

Newspaper reports – Trojan war 

Poetry – Narrative poems 


We will be using these as a focus for our writing:

Our reading texts

First-hand experiences


Writing Expectations for writing in Y3

  • Use capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas in lists
  • Use adverbs of time, place and cause (then, next, soon, therefore, hurriedly) 
  • Use sub-ordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions (before, after, while, so)
  • Use prepositions (under, next to, through, behind, beneath)
  • Use verbs and adjectives to create impact
  • Begin inverted commas (speech marks) to punctuate speech
  • Group similar ideas together (begin to use paragraphs)
  • Write for a range of audiences and purposes choosing the correct layout and features
  • Use headings and sub-headings
  • Show a clear beginning middle and end in narrative
  • Use 'a' or 'an' correctly
  • Apply Year 3 spelling rules across all writing
  • Spell the Year 3 common exception words


Handwriting Expectations for writing in Y3

  • Join most of their writing using diagonal and horizontal strokes