Year 3 Maths – Your child needs to know:

Number and Place Value

  • Counting in steps of 4, 8, 50 and 100
  • Recognising place value of each digit in a three-digit number
  • Comparing and ordering numbers to 1000 and writing these numbers in numerals and words


  • Adding and subtracting with numbers up to three digits using column addition and subtraction
  • Knowing multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times table
  • Multiplying two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers


  • Finding fractions of quantities
  • Understanding equivalent fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator


  • Adding and subtracting measurements of length, weight and capacity
  • Working out the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
  • Adding and subtracting amounts of money
  • Telling and writing the time using the 12-hour and 24-hour clock


  • Drawing 2D shapes and making 3D shapes
  • Recognising right angles and identifying whether angles are greater or smaller than a right angle
  • Identifying horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of parallel and perpendicular lines


  • Interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • Answering one-step and two-step questions about the data presented
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