Year 3


Teachers: Miss Grisley in Apple Tree Class and Mr Coleman in Horse Chestnut Class

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Maybanks, Mrs Carter, Mrs Martin, Miss Johnson, Mrs Mascall, Mrs Pearce and Miss Martin




Summer 2024

Welcome back to another busy, exciting and challenging term at Great Dunmow. This information booklet has been put together to keep all parents and carers fully informed of what their children will experience this term.

Our main topics for this term are the Romans, settlements, plants, light and Van Gogh.

We will be bringing these topics into many areas of the curriculum and also through our investigations of significant individuals.


Year 3 will be looking at explanation texts, recounts, biographies and Roald Dahl (narrative writing). During our English lessons, the pupils will write their own example after studying the features of each text type and learning key skills. In grammar sessions, the children will be learning about the different types of clauses and sentences, noun phrases, prepositions, adverbials, tenses and apostrophes as well as recapping on the learning so far. 





We will be focusing on mass and capacity, money, time, shape and statistics. We will also be putting emphasis on times tables, working on the pupil’s fluency and spotting links/patterns between them. There will be a particular focus on the following times tables: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 11. 





The children will learn about: breakfast food and drinks, opinions, fruits and vegetables, market stall, The Very Hungry Giant and Billy Goats Gruff.  

General Information




Please make sure that children come to school with all the relevant P.E equipment: shorts, T-shirt and appropriate footwear for indoor activities and a tracksuit and trainers for games sessions. No jewellery is to be worn at any time during PE sessions and long hair needs to be tied back. Any watches must be removed too. Children will not be permitted to borrow kit from other children. 


Please let us know if your child is unable to partake in any PE lesson.


P.E days are as follows for the year group:


  • Wednesday (indoor) 
  • Thursday (outdoor)

In addition, please ensure your child has a water bottle in class.




  • Reading – Children need to be reading regularly at home and additionally having a more advanced text read to them for enjoyment.
  • Maths – Questions based on work completed during the week. This will be set on Mirodo on a Wednesday. If you would like to help your child further at home, please practise their times tables (using Times Table Rockstars) – this will support them greatly in their maths. Telling the time with an analogue clock and using money in practical situations are also useful skills to practise.
  • Punctuation and Grammar – The children will be set an English related task on Mirodo every Wednesday. This will be linked to a specific area that the children have been learning or recapping that week.
  • Spelling – Spelling rules/patterns linked to learning from the week. These will be in on Spelling Shed, which is the spelling scheme that is followed throughout the school.

Homework will be set on Wednesday and due to be handed in by Wednesday morning the following week. Children should try to complete their work independently as it will all be revision from the weeks work or things previously covered. If they need any support, they should see us before it is due so that we have the opportunity to help them with it.


The pupils need to ensure that they have their reading book and diary with them in school each day. An adult will aim to hear them read once every three weeks on a 1:1 basis and as regularly as possible.



Upcoming Events in Year 3


6th May – Bank Holiday


22nd May – Horse Chestnut Class Assembly

24th May – Half Term


3rd June – School Trip  


12th June – KS2 Disco

14th June – Non Pupil Day

17th June – Non Pupil Day

20th June – Sports Day

21st June – Summer Fayre

28th June – Meet The Teacher


15th July – Open Classroom


19th July – Summer Concert




 If you have any further questions and wish to speak to us, please do not hesitate to make an appointment through the school office or send us a message on Dojo.

Many thanks,

Miss Grisley & Mr Coleman


For further information about our curriculum – please see the long term plan below