Year 3 maths Progress checks

Year 3 maths Progress Checks, TheSchoolRun
Get a sense of your child's progress in maths, and the areas they might need extra practice in, with our Year 3 maths Progress Checks. Three tests, each tailored to one of the school terms, are included, as well as answers to help you mark your child's work and identify any tricky topics.

Key stage: Year 3, KS2

Our Y3 maths Progress Checks, prepared by a KS2 teacher, will help you identify any areas your child is having trouble with so you can support their learning at home. 

Each term’s maths test consists of 20 questions and a total of 20 marks. The first 5 questions are mental maths questions (allow your child 10 seconds for each one) and the next 15 are written questions (allow your child as much time as they like to do these questions).


The Progress checks are designed to follow TheSchoolRun's Learning Journey for that particular term. Please note: they cannot and will not necessarily follow what your child’s teacher is doing at school this week / term, as teachers tend to choose to cover objectives in an order that they feel suits their class. Therefore, don’t worry if your child cannot complete certain questions; the point of the Progress checks is to help parents identify where children might need extra help and practice.

Y3 maths objectives explained

By the end of the school year children should be confident with the following:

Y3 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

Y3 calculating

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

Y3 fractions

Y3 measurement

Y3 geometry

Y3 statistics

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

For more information about what your child learns in Year 3 maths read our parents' guide; you can also browse all our Y3 maths worksheets or follow our Learning Journey for Y3 maths.