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Year 3: Mrs McGowan - Cressida Cowell

Welcome to


Cressida Cowell 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 Henson during our busy week.


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

Meet the teacher Mrs McGowan

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P.E. for the Summer term 2 will be as follows:

Indoor - Wednesdays

Outdoor - Fridays



P.E. kit know how

Please make sure your children are dressed in their P.E. kits when they come to school and that their name is in all parts of their kit.

The kit this year should be:

Plain red t-shirt (with or without school logo)

Plain black zip jacket 

Pair of black or navy shorts and joggers

White or black trainers




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.

Home Reading


It is really important to continue to support your child's reading skills by listening to them read and explain what is happening in the story.  Now they are better at reading the words, the aim is to improve their understanding and inference skills.

When your child reads to an adult 3 times each week at home and you have signed their planner, they will be awarded a merit that will contribute  towards them achieving their merit certificates.



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.

Important dates



Autumn 1

Wednesday 1st September - INSET day

Thursday 2nd September - Children back to school with Y3 teacher

Friday 22nd October - Break up for half term week


Autumn 2

Monday 1st November - INSET day

Tuesday 2nd November - Children back in school

Wednesday 22nd December - Break up for Christmas


Spring 1

Monday 10th January - Children back in school

Thursday 10th February - Class Assembly Cressida Cowell

Friday 18th February - Break up for half term week


Spring 2

Monday 28th February - INSET day

Tuesday 1st March - Children back in school

Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day (Book Fair in all week)

Friday 8th April - Break up for Easter


Summer 1

Monday 25th April - Children back in school

Friday 27th May - Platinum Jubilee celebration day

Friday 27th May - Break up for 1 half term week


Summer 2

Monday 6th June - Queen's Platinum Jubilee additional holiday

Tuesday 7th June - Children back in school

Friday 22nd July - Last day of Year 3

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 Cressida Cowell Class each half term.

More about our Author: Cressida Cowell

Cressida reads How to Train Your Dragon: Prologue

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