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Y3 Pandas

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Welcome to Panda Class! This is home to a brilliant Year 3 class, with Mrs McGowan to lead our way.   We also receive amazing support from Mrs Sedgewick and Mrs Ashton during our busy week.


We hope you enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we learn and do in our class!



In our final half term, we will have P.E. on Tuesdays (outdoor) and Fridays (indoor), so please make sure your children are dressed in their P.E. kits when they come to school.  It is always good to check that that P.E. kits are fully labelled with your child's name on it.





Each week one of the following activities will be set online: MyMaths, or TTRockStars.  Each activity will be ready for children to complete by the following week.


For those grammar terms that are less familiar to parents and children  alike, there is a bbc bitesize link below and a guide to help you support your child's learning.


Our History focus in Summer 2 continues with the Elizabethan era of Tudor period.


Please click below to find out more about our curriculum throughout the year.


A list of 10 spellings will be given each week, which follow a particular spelling rule, and these will be tested on Friday of the following week. 

You will be able to log on to SpellShed and practise spellings there too.

Please read to an adult 3 times each week and have your planner signed to be awarded a merit.

    Important dates



Autumn 1

Wednesday 2nd September - INSET day

Thursday 3rd September - Children back to school with Y2 teacher

Friday 4th September - Transition morning with Y3 teacher

Friday 4th September - 3:30pm Virtual Meet the Teacher

Monday 7th September - Children start in Panda Class

Friday 23rd October - Last day of Autumn term 1


Autumn 2

Monday 2nd November - First day of Autumn term 2

Friday 18th December - Last day of Autumn term 2




Spring 1

Monday 4th January - First day of Spring 1

Friday 12th February - Last day of Spring 2


Spring 2

Monday 22nd February - First day of Spring 2

Thursday 20th May - Panda Class assembly. We hope you enjoyed it!

Thursday 1st April - Last day of Spring 2


Summer 1

Monday 19th April - First day of Summer 1

Friday 28th May - Last day of Summer 1


Summer 2

Monday 7th June - First day of Summer 2

Thursday 22nd July - Last day of Summer 2

Achievements & celebrations


Each week, a child from our class will be recognised for REACHing high through their work and behaviour around the school.


I wonder who will be first this year?


With a positive attitude, respectful manners and willingness to try, it could be anyone's.  So go on, show us what wonderful things you can do and let the amazing person that you are shine through!


Please click on the stars below to find out our most recent REACH star.

       Messages and updates


Click on the sunflowers below to find out what has been happening in Panda Class each half term.

Meet the teacher

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Please watch the short video to find out a little bit about Panda class and Year 3. Mrs McGowan

Above, are the activities set in Autumn for those that were self-isolating.


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