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Maths is big part of Year 3 and will be taught for an hour each day. The focus for maths lessons will be fluency – learning and practicing new skills, reasoning and problem solving – applying the skills to solve real life situations and problems. We will start by looking at number and place value and move to addition and subtraction, working with money and then develop our multiplication and division knowledge.


Children in year 3 are expected to know the multiplication facts in the 3x, 4x and 8x tables and the related division facts. It is important that they know the facts off by heart as this will help them with more complex mental calculations.


From September, children will practise the following basic number and counting skills. They need to know them by heart and be able to apply them to their maths work.  Children need to practise these facts at home to reinforce learning from school to help them become fluent.

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100

  • Count 10 more or 10 less from any given number

  • Count 100 more or less from any given number

  • Know multiples of 2,3,4,5,8,10,50 and 100

  • Compliments to 100. E.g 31+69

  • Compliments to 100 with multiples of 100 (eg 300 + 700)

  • Read any unit or non-unit fraction less than 1.

  • Count in fractions of ½ , ¼ and 1/10 from any number

  • Know number facts for all numbers to 20

  • Doubles of all numbers to 100 with one’s digit 5 or less and know corresponding halves (eg double 43, half of 72, half of 44)

  • Reinforce doubles and halves of all multiples of 10 and 100

  • Recognise any odd or even number


Below are the national curriculum objectives we will be covering along with guidelines on learning times tables and details of the basic number skills that each child needs to know.

National Curriculum Objectives for Year 3 Autumn

Place Value

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.

Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones).

Compare and order numbers up to 1000.

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words.

Solve number problems and practical problems involving working with and estimating numbers up to 1000 in a variety of units.

Addition and Subtraction

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including three-digit number and ones.

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including three-digit number and tens.

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including three-digit number and hundreds.

Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction.

Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers.

Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

Multiplication and Division

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.

Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.